Nebraska Authors

Benjamin Vogt

Born 1976

Poetry and non-fiction nominated for Pushcart Prize. Has served on the board of the Watchiska Audubon Society. Vogt is also very well known as a prolific blogger on native prairie gardening in Nebraska and related ecological issues. His blog, bearing the title "The Deep Middle," has had several different web addresses over its history. He has contributed to numerous collective works on prairie, gardening, and ecological topics. Vogt's 4,500 sq. ft. home garden has been featured in Fine Gardening, Garden Design, Nebraska Life, the Omaha World Herald, the Lincoln Journal Star, and on KOLN (Lincoln's local CBS affiliate).

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Creative Nonfiction; Gardening; Great Plains Ecology


PhD in Creative Writing, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Teaches at Doane College, and the University of Nebraska.

Places Worked

Doane College
Prairie Schooner editorial staff.


Indelible Marks. (Chapbook)
Without Such Absence. (Chapbook)
Afterimage. 2012

Poetry and creative nonfiction in Crab Orchard Review, Cream City Review, Puerto Del Sol, Verse Daily., and elsewhere.

Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017 (Contributor).

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