Nebraska Authors

Joan Hoffman

Born 1923-08-22 IA (USA)

Places Lived

Clearwater, NE
Page, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry


Graduate of Page High School, Page, NE
Attended the University of Omaha


Newspaper columnist writing "Over the Corral Fence" for the Clearwater Record and the Ewing News.


2006 recipient of the Nebraska Library Association's Mari Sandoz award


Voice of the Plains. 1989. (audio cassette series)
Graining the Mare: The Poetry of Ranch Women. 1994. (contributor)
Call Me By My Real Name. 1997. (chapbook)
Leaning into the Wind :Women Write from the Heart of the West. 1997 (contributor)
The Logan House Anthology of 21st Century Poetry. 2001. (contributor)
Times of Sorrow/Times of Grace: Writing by Women of the Great Plains/High Plains. 2002. (contributor)
The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets. 2014. (contributor)

We appreciate corrections and additions to our information about authors, but please read the following guidelines and caveats carefully.

  • The Nebraska Authors database is based on publicly available sources. Unless you are the author contacting us in person, it helps us if you cite the source or sources of your information. We cannot include unsourced information in the database.
  • We may be appreciative of information we choose not to include in the publicly available database.
  • To include an image on an author profile, please send jpg attachment to nebraskaauthors@lincoln.ne.gov. A photo-release agreement is required before the image will be published on this site.
  • Because of the way we are staffed, expect corrections or additions to take time, sometimes up to three months.
  • While we initially included some actual links to external URLs in the database, we will in the future no longer provide functioning links. We will instead record the presence of specific external materials in language that we hope will help intelligent users find it themselves. Web rot, in which actual materials remain online but undergo changes in their URLs, is too demanding in terms of staff time for us to hope to keep external links current.

Please copy, fill out the form below, and email it to heritage@lincoln.ne.gov to suggest a change.

Joan Hoffman

Do you have corrections for the above information or other information to add?:

(e.g. Author is buried in Fremont, not in David City / Also wrote for the Daily Nebraskan during her time as a student)