Nebraska Authors

Daniel Simon

Born 1967 Fremont , NE (USA)

Daniel Simon was born in Fremont's Dodge County Hospital, grew up in North Bend and Louisville, received his BA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and earned an MA and PhD from Indiana University Bloomington. A poet and translator, he is the author of two verse collections and edited Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. Individual poems have been reprinted in the anthologies World English Poetry (2015) and Oklahoma Poems . . . and Their Poets (2014) and translated into French, German, Greek, Spanish, and Turkish. He is currently assistant director and editor in chief of World Literature Today magazine at the University of Oklahoma, where he also teaches for the Department of English.

Places Lived

Fremont, NE
Lincoln, NE
Norman, OK

Author Of

  • Poetry


Anthology; Translator


Independent Publisher
Professor of English

Places Worked

University of Oklahoma


Nebraska Poetry was named a Legacy Project of the Nebraska 150 Celebration
Nebraska Poetry was a finalist for the 2018 One Book One Nebraska reading program

Simon's own poetry has been nominated for these book awards:
PEN Center USA,
Independent Publisher (IPPY)
Nebraska Book Awards
Oklahoma Book Awards
Pushcart Prize
T. S. Eliot prizes.


Twyla M. Hansen wrote the foreword to the Nebraska Poetry anthology
University of Oklahoma
World Literature Today
Nebraska Center for the Book
Academy of American Poets


Cast Off. 2015.
After Reading Everything. 2016.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology 1867-2017. 2017. (editor)
Dispatches from the Republic of Letters: 50 Years of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. 2020. (editor)

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