Nebraska Authors

Lenora Castillo

Born 1950 Lyman, NE (USA)

The author's writing was influenced by experiences as a Latina crop worker in Western Nebraska as well as other Latina/Chicana and African-American writers, her family, culture, and history.

Places Lived

Lyman, NE
Lincoln, NE
Ames, IA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Essays; Poetry


Bachelor of Arts in English Degree, 1996, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


Crop Harvester

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 21 September 1995
Vreeland Award in Creative Writing, 1994


Studied under Ted Kooser.


Lenora Castillo reads her Poetry. 1995. (video casette)
Poetry From the Plains: A Nebraska Perspective. 2016. (Featured poet on the web resource for Nebraska poetry and a project of the Nebraska State Poet)
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017 (Contributor.)

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