Nebraska Authors

Ella Robinson

Born 1943 Wedowee, AL (USA)

Taught at the University of Nebraska from 1981-1991. Has taught since at Tuskegee University. Strong interest in visual arts.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE: 1969-75, 1979-94

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Visual Work


Poetry; Lectures; Essays; Literary Scholarship; Novel in progress; African-American Writers; African-American Artists


Bachelor of Science Degree, 1965, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
Master of Arts Degree, 1970, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D., 1976, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Assistant Professor of English
Public School Teacher

Places Worked

Tuskegee (1994- )
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1980-1991)
Atlanta, GA
University-Clark College (1977-1980)
University of Illinois (1975-1977)
Selma Public Schools (1965-69)


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 16 February 1994
Has received numerous teaching awards
Received the Recognition Award for Contribution to Students, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, January 1990 and 1991


Studied under Louis Crompton at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Greg Kuzma
Moira Ferguson
Member of the Nebraska Chapter of the Chaparral Poets
Modern Languages Association
African Literature Association
The Nebraska Arts Council


Various videos in collection
Voice of the Plains. audio cassette series). 1989.
Angels in the Sun. 1996 -- (Work in Progress)
Selected Poems. 1995.
Love the Seasons and Death. 1996.
Has published numerous poems in journals, collections, etc.

Please see Robinson's vertical file in the Heritage Room for more detailed information.

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