Nebraska Authors

Benjamin Vogt

Born 1976

This author has Pushcart Prize nominations in both poetry and prose genres. Vogt served on the Board of the Wachiska Audubon Society and 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 square feet 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). Vogt owns Monarch Gardens, a prairie-inspired design firm in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

Keywords

Creative Nonfiction; Gardening; Great Plains Ecology

Education

Master of Fine Arts Degree, Ohio State University
Ph.D. in Creative Writing, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Occupation

Professor of English
Business Owner

Places Worked

Doane College
Prairie Schooner editorial staff
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Monarch Gardens, Lincoln, NE

Bibliography

Indelible Marks.
Without Such Absence.
Afterimage: Poems. 2012.
A New Garden Ethic : Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future. 2017.

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). 2017.

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