Nebraska Authors

Heidi Hermanson

Hermanson has participated in a number of initiatives to bring poetry to a larger audience. She organized the first Poetry Chautauqua at Nebraska State Fair, where she released her chapbook, Midwest Hotel. She also participates in public art initiatives such as "8counts/24" and the benchmarks project, which features inspirational quotes on bus stop benches throughout Omaha.

Author Of

  • Poetry


MFA, University of Nebraska, Omaha, 2008


Winner, 2010, Omaha Public Library Poetry Contest


Waking to the Dream. 2018.
The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets. 2013. (co-editor with Liz Kay, Jen Lambert and Sarah McKinstry-Brown)
Cocktails with God. 2022.

Poetry featured in:
Midwest Quarterly
Hiram Poetry Review
Filling the Empty Room

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