Nebraska Authors

Ardiss Cederholm

Born 1931 Spencer, IA (USA)

Ardiss attended the Oregon Trail Workshop at Hastings College, where Bill Kloefkorn's writing seminar "turned me on to poetry." She also audited a poetry class given by Ted Kooser at UNL.

Places Lived

Spencer, IA
Lincoln, NE
Colorado Springs, CO

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Short Stories; Poetry


Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, 1976, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Elementary and Special Education School Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools, 1976-1995

Places Worked

Lincoln Public Schools
Nebraska Association for Retarded Citizens
Nebraska Educational Television


Honorable Mention Award, Nebraska Chaparral Poets Contest, 1998
President of Nebraska Chaparral Poets
Treasurer of Lincoln Chaparral Poets
Second place at Nebraska Chaparral's annual contest and meeting, no date given


Member of Nebraska Chaparral Poets, Lincoln Chaparral Poets
Participates in writing group with Nancy McCleery
Studied under Ted Kooser and William Kloefkorn


Humor in Poetry : An Anthology of Nebraska Chaparral Poets. 1995. (contributor)
Moon Woman. 1996.
Seasons of the Heartland. 2001.

Poems published in Midwest Poetry Review, Mile High Poetry Society, Dig Magazine, Lifeline's Magazine, Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum, Neighborhood Extra, Poetalk and Anderie Poetry Press.

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