Nebraska Authors

Gene Fendt

Born 1955 Rockford, IL (USA)

Places Lived

Rockford, IL
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
Austin, TX
Kearney, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Visual Work


Poetry; Philosophy; Philosophy of Literature; Philosophy of Religion


Bachelor of Arts Degree, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Master of Arts Degree, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, TX


Philosophy Professor

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE (1987-)


Nebraska Arts Council Merit Award for Poetry, 2006, 2009
Nebraska Arts Council Fellowship for Playwriting
Princemere Poetry Prize, 2015
Gemini Magazine Poetry Competition, 2015


Works of Love? : Reflections on Works of Love. 1989.
For What May I Hope? : Thinking with Kant and Kierkegaard. 1990.
Resolution, Catharsis, Culture: As You Like It. 1995.
The Cranes: A Book of Hours. 1996. (with Don Welch and Art Pierce)
An Empiricist Looks at a Poem. 1997.
Platonic Errors : Plato, a Kind of Poet. 1998.
Is Hamlet a Religious Drama?: An Essay on a Question in Kierkegaard. 1998.
Love Song for the Life of the Mind: An Essay on the Purpose of Comedy. 2007.
Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy: Plato's Republic. 2014.

Poetry published in
Whole Notes
Puerto del Sol
Theology Today
Platte Valley Review
Nebraska Review

and other journals

Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017 (Contributor).

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