Nebraska Authors

Ann Bardens

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE
Kalamazoo, MI
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Author Of

  • Poetry




University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Ph.D.


Writing Lab, Director

Places Worked

College of St. Mary
Central Michigan University


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 15 October 1987
Abbie M. Copps Poetry Award, first place in 1986, second place in 1990
Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, 1999
National Poetry Competition Winners, sponsored by the Chester H. Jones Foundation, 1990
Poet's Night Out competition in Traverse City, First Place, 2008 for Haircut
Shaw Competition Honorable Mention, 2008 for Truth and Fiction


All My Grandmothers Could Sing. 1984. (Contributor)
Stone and Water. 1992.
Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace. 2002. (Contributor)
Journey to the Centre. 2012

Ann Bardens' October 1987 Ames Reading Series program:

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