Nebraska Authors

John Brehm

Born 1955 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Poet formerly from Lincoln, Nebraska

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Ithaca, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Portland, OR

Author Of

  • Poetry




University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Freelance Writer

Places Worked

Oregon Literary Arts and Mountain Writers Series, Portland, OR
Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver, CO


Winner of the Brittingham Prize for Sea of Faith, 2004
Winner of the Four Lakes Prize from the University of Wisconsin Press for Help Is on the Way, 2012


The Way Water Moves. 2002.
Sea of Faith. 2004.
Help is on the Way. 2012
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. (Contributor).

His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Boulevard, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, New Ohio Review, The Sun, The Best American Poetry 1999, The Norton Introduction to Literature, and many other journals and anthologies.

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