Nebraska Authors

Beverly Merrick

Born 1944-11-20 Troy, KS (USA)

Died 2016-07-21
Lexington, NE (USA)

Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Amhurst, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Kearney, NE
Lexington, NE
New Mexico

Author Of

  • Poetry




Graduate of Kearney High School, Kearney, NE
Bachelors in Journalism and English, 1980, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Masters in Journalism, 1982, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Master of Arts in Creative Writing, 1986, Ohio University, Athens, OH
Ph.D in Mass Communication, 1989, Ohio University, Athens, OH


Professor of Communication Arts
Grass-roots organizer

Places Worked

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA


Received the Jesse Stuart Award (Literary Award)
Nominated for a Christa McAuliffe Congressional Fellowship


Served as president of the New Mexico State Poetry Society


Closing the Gate. 1993.

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