Nebraska Authors

Kathleen Cain-Seiler

Born 1948 NE (USA)

Kathleen Cain is a fourth-generation Nebraskan. A 1970 UNL graduate, she moved to Colorado in 1972. She's maintained strong ties to Nebraska through family, friends, and literature. Her poetry appears in Late Bloomers (1986) and has been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines. Her nonfiction book, The Cottonwood Tree: An American Champion (2007), was included in the Nebraska 150 Books list by the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association.

Dedicated Luna Myth & Mystery to Wilbur Gaffney.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Denver, CO

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Poetry; Myth; Spirituality


Undergraduate Studies, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE




Nebraska 150 Books honor for The Cottonwood Tree: An American Champion, 2017


Self-Conscious. 1980.
Luna Myth & Mystery. 1991.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017 (Contributor.)

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