Nebraska Authors

Amil Quayle

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

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

Poet, writer, and teacher, Quayle 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

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Fiction


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


English Professor
Vagabond River Runner
Common Laborer

Places Worked

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


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


Was a student of Nebraska Poet Greg Kuzma


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

Quayle's September 1993 Ames Reading:

Quayle's October 2009 Ames Reading:

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