Nebraska Authors

Lucille Patterson

Born near Ewing, NE (USA)

Patterson was born near Ewing, and grew up in Fremont. She travelled much as a young woman and published a few of her poems in small journals and newspapers. She reported she had begun writing poetry when she was 6 years old, and writing music since age 11. She travelled much as a young woman but kept returning to Nebraska. In her 50s (circa the 1970s) she was confined at the Lincoln Regional Center as a chronic paranoid schizophrenic, a confinement she fought, apparently unsuccessfully, in court.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry


African-American Authors


Poems in Quaderni Di Poesia, 1969 and 1970. In HR

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