Nebraska Authors

Liz Kay

Kay identifies as a poet and has received several distinguished poetry awards. Her 2016 novel Monsters: A Love Story has garnered superb reviews in the national press and from fellow Omaha author Timothy Schaffert. Omaha readers may be able to puzzle out the real real names of the places that form the locale for the novel.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry

Education

MFA, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Honors

Academy of American Poets Prize
Wendy Fort Foundation Prize
Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, 2008

Bibliography

Something to Help Me Sleep. 2012.
The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets. 2013. (co-editor with Heidi Hermanson, Jen Lambert and Sarah McKinstry-Brown)
Monsters: A Love Story. 2016.

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