Nebraska Authors

Amil Quayle

Born 1938-03-31 St. Anthony, ID (USA)

Died 2016-08-11
Rexburg, ID (USA)

Poet, writer, and teacher, Qualyle was a resident of Idaho known as a river guide in the Grand Canyon and on the Green River. Quayle sold his river guide business and bought a Nebraska ranch. He lived on the ranch in Custer County, Nebraska and was a doctoral student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Quayle studied with Greg Kuzma then later returned to Idaho.

Places Lived

Sargent, NE
Lincoln, NE: ?-1983-91
Idaho
Utah
Arizona

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry

Keywords

Poetry; Fiction

Education

Master of Arts Degree, 1985, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D., 1991, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

English Professor
Writer
Vagabond River Runner
Outfitter
Rancher
Common Laborer

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
Utah State University, Logan, UT

Honors

John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 16 September 1993 and 18 October 2009
Vreeland Award: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mari Sandoz Award
American Poets Awards: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Associations

Was a student of Nebraska Poet Greg Kuzma

Bibliography

Pebble Creek. 1993.
Voice of the Plains. 1990. (audio cassette series)
Grand Canyon and Other Selected Poems. 2009.

Amil Quayle's October 2009 Ames Reading Series interview and presentation can be viewed here:

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