Nebraska Authors

Dora Bower Eckles

AKA: Dr. Dora Mae Bower-Eckles

Born 1873-11-11 Eureka, KS (USA)

Died 1956-08-28
Lafayette, IN (USA)

York, NE (USA)
Greenwood Cemetery

Places Lived

Eureka, KS
Keokuk, IA
Carthage, IL
Chicago, IL
New York, NY
York, NE
Lafayette, IN

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Music and Audio
  • Poetry


Short Stories; Poetry; Music


College Degree, 1891, Southern Kansas Academy, Eureka, KS
Medical Degree, 1898, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Keokuk, IA
Post-Graduate Work, Chicago, IL




Award for one of the best poems of the year ("Transmutation") by the Society of Present-Day Poets


Published Short Stories; three short stories included in Best Short Stories of America
Poetry, including the prize-winning poem "Transmutation"
Wrote the lyrics to the song "I Know a Road" in memory of her husband

Has published two stories in the Prairie Schooner

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