Nebraska Authors

Constance Merritt

Born 1966 Pine Bluff, AR (USA)

Merritt was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and educated at the Arkansas School for the Blind in Little Rock. She completed her Ph.D. program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and served as the Margaret Banister Writer-in-Residence at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Places Lived

Pine Bluff, AR
Little Rock, AR
Sweet Briar, VA
Louisville, KY
Salt Lake City, UT
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry

Keywords

Poetry; Nebraska - Poets

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Master of Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Ph.D. in Creative Writing, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

Occupation

Poet

Honors

John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 15 February 2001
Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, 1999

Associations

Ames reader, 2001

Bibliography

Protocol for Touch. 2000.
Constance Merritt Reads from her Poetry. 2001.
Blind Girl Grunt: The Selected Blues Lyrics and Other Poems. 2017.

Poems have appeared in: Phoebe, Anemone, The Higgenson Journal, Quarterly West, Callaloo, and Nebraska Humanities.

Constance Merritt's February 2001 Ames Reading Series presentation can be viewed here:

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