Nebraska Authors

George O'Connell

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry




Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Master of Arts in English, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, University of Iowa Writer's Workshop, Iowa City, IA


Professor of creative writing and literature

Places Worked

Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA
University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE
Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Hamilton College, Clinton, NY


Nebraska Arts Council Merit Award recipient, 1995
Soundpost Prize in Poetry
Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, 1998
Both first and second places in the BELLINGHAM REVIEW's 49th Parallel Poetry Prize, 1997
Atlanta Review's International Grand Prize in Poetry


Getting the Range. 1998.
The Force of Ice.

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