Nebraska Authors

David L. Rice

AKA: Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we Langa or W.M.E. we Langa

Born 1947-05-21 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 2016-03-11
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died while serving a life sentence for the murder of an Omaha police officer. He published widely while in prison. His plays have been performed at the Malone Center in Lincoln.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Essays; Prison; Playwright


Graduated, Creighton Preparatory School, Omaha, NE




NAACP Acheivement Award for Literature, 1997 - honored for his creative and intellectual achievements in writing, painting and sculpting;



Om: Poetry By David Rice. 1973.
Life Death and Love. 1975.
Erogenous Zone. 1975.
Vol. IV. 1978.
Lock This Man Up. 1978.

Also in: Flame: African Poets of Nebraska.
Voices of the Plains. 1989. (audio cassette series)
'A Calmness of Seeing: Two Short Essays' included in Kiarri T-H. Cheatwood, ed. The Race. 1991.
Has been published in The Black Scholar

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