Nebraska Authors

Charlene Neely

Charlene Neely

Charlene Neely

Neely worked in advertising production at the Lincoln Journal Star. Her poetry has been published in small magazines including Up Against the Wall, Mother and A Flowering.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE (1941-1943, 1945-1967, 1968-1970, 1982-)
Wahoo, NE (1943-1945)
Geneva, NE (1967-1968)
Beatrice, NE (1970)
Syracuse, NE (1975)
Sterling, NE (1975-1982)

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Fiction


Short Stories; Midwest Themes

Places Worked

Lincoln Journal-Star


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, February 1992 and April 2018
Honorary Author Member, Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, 2015-16


Lincoln Chaparral Poets
Nebraska Chaparral Poets
Nebraska Writers Guild
Eagle Literary Society
Nebraska Literary Heritage Association


Putting Up Preserves: Pickles, Jams and Predicaments. 1988.
Humor in Poetry: An Anthology of Nebraska Chaparral Poets. 1995. (contributor)
Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry. 2007. (contributor)
The Lights of Lincoln. 2016.
Guide to More Nebraska Authors. 2018. (co-editor with Gerry Cox)
The Corn Fairy's Wigs & Other Poems. 2020.

Charlene Neely's February 1992 Ames Reading Series presentation:

April 2018 presentation with Gerry Cox:

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