Nebraska Authors

Herbert Bates

Born 1868 MA (USA)

Died 1929

English professor at the University of Nebraska, taught Willa Cather

Places Lived

Cambridge, MA
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry




Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Professor of English, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (1890-1897)


One of Willa Cather's teachers at the University of Nebraska


Songs of Exile and Other Poems. 1896.
Modern Lyric Poetry. 1929.

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