Nebraska Authors

Howard McKinley Corning

Born 1896-10-23 Bennet, NE (USA)

Died 1977-01-11
Portland, OR (USA)

Portland, OR (USA)
River View Cemetery

Corning was a native Nebraskan who moved to Oregon while in his early twenties. He worked for the Federal Writers Project in the 1930s and became widely known as a poet, publishing several collections of poetry and serving as poetry critic and editor for the Oregonian.

Places Lived

Bennet, NE
Portland, OR

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Oregon - History


Poetry Editor, The Oregonian

Places Worked

The Oregonian
Federal Writers' Project


His poem “Wild Horse Country” won an award from the Poetry Society of America, 1965


Oregon State Poetry Association, President
Northwest Poetry Society


These People. 1926.
Dictionary of Oregon History.
The Mountain in the Sky: A Book of Oregon Poems. 1930.
Willamette Landings: Ghost Towns of the River. 1947.
This Earth and Another Country. 1960.

Poems published in:
The Saturday Review
Poetry Magazine of Chicago
New York Times
The New Republic
The American Mercury

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