Nebraska Authors

Jack Collom

AKA: John Aldridge "Jack" Collom

Born 1931-11-08 Chicago, IL (USA)

Died 2017-07-02
Boulder, CO (USA)

Jack Collom was a poet and creative writing teacher known for his work teaching poetry and creative writing to children.

Places Lived

Chicago, IL
Boulder, CO
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Fiction


Poetry; Essays, Creative Fiction


Bachelor of Arts in English Degree, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Master of Arts Degree, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


Creative Writing Teacher

Places Worked

Schools in Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, New York


Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, 2012


Poets in the Schools Program


Forty Nebraska Poets. 1981. (contributor)
Arguing with Something Plato Said, Rocky Ledge Editions. 1990.
Poetry Everywhere. 1994. (with Sheryl Noethe)
The Task, Baksun Books. 1996.
Red Car Goes By: Selected Poems 1955-2000. 2001.
Exchanges of Earth and Sky, Fish Drum Press. 2006.
Situations, Sings. (with Lyn Hejinian)
Adventures in Poetry. 2008.
Second Nature. 2012.

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