Nebraska Authors

Larry Holland

Born 1938

Died 1999-03

Born, in his own words, "near the end of the Great Depression on the Kearney side of the Platte River," Larry Holland taught English and writing at Northeast Community College for 26 years. For many years he edited the Elkhorn Review and, with Red Shuttleworth, hosted the first Nebraska Literature Festival in 1986. He considered his claim to fame "the fine and wonderful students he had over the years, in three high schools and one college." Holland died in a car accident in March 1999 while on his way to see the annual migration of the Sandhill cranes, which he called "the long-throated disciples / of an uncertain season" ("Whether We Know or Not").

Places Lived

Norfolk, NE: 1969

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry

Keywords

Poems; essays

Occupation

Teacher of literature, composition, creative writing
editor;

Places Worked

Northeast Community College, Norfolk NE
Nebraska English Counselor, editor
Elkhorn Review, editor

Associations

Co-director with Red Shuttleworth of the Elkhorn Writers Conference

Bibliography

My Link to the Plains. 1996.
Disciples of an Uncertain Season. 2001.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017 (Contributor.)

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