Nebraska Authors

Fredrick J. Zydek

Born 1938-05-18 Buckley, WA (USA)

Died 2016-05-06
Papillion, NE (USA)

Fredrick Zydek published more than 800 poems in several periodicals and magazines including Prairie Schooner. He came to Nebraska in 1956 when stationed at the Lincoln Air Force Base, and returned to Nebraska in 1973. His poem, "Mary in the Abbey Garden," was selected to represent the 20th century in Augustana College's Marian Millennial celebration. One of his favorite places was Conception Abbey, a Benedictine monastery and seminary in Northeast Missouri, which he visited regularly beginning in 1956.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Omaha, NE
Buckley, WA
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry

Keywords

Plays; Fiction; Academic articles; Personal essays; Poetry; Book Reviews

Education

Wickersham Grade School, Buckley, WA
White River High School, Buckley, WA
Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA
Seattle University, Seattle, WA
University of Washington

Occupation

Professor at University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
Professor at College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE

Places Worked

Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
College of Saint Mary, Omaha, NE

Honors

John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 17 July 1986 and 21 May 1992
Hart Crane Poetry Award
Sarah Foley O'Loughlan Award in Literature;

Bibliography

Lights Along the Missouri. 1976.
Storm Warning. 1981.
Ending the Fast. 1983.
Songs From the Quinault Valley.
The Conception Abbey Poems. 1998. (Third edition, 2011)
Dreaming on the Other Side of Time. 2002.
Stumbling Through the Stars. 2003.
This is Not a Prayer. 2005.
T'kopachuck: The Buckley Poems. 2009.
Charles Taze Russell: His Life and Times. 2009.
Learning the Ways of Coyote. 2010.
Old Pinhead. 2011.
At the Edge of the Ancient Inland Sea. 2012.
The Button Box. 2013.
The Songs of Angels: A Novella. 2013.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017. (Contributor.)

May 1992 Ames Reading Series presentation:

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