Nebraska Authors

Lucy Adkins

Born 1950 Palmer, NE (USA)

The author has published in periodicals and anthologies. She says of her work, "I grew up on a farm in Nance County, Nebraska and feel deeply tied to the land and the people who work it. And these are the stories I want to tell." She also writes folk songs.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Auburn, AL
Clearwater, KS
Freeport, IL

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Music and Audio
  • Poetry

Keywords

Poetry; Fiction; Folk Songs

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education and English, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Occupation

Teacher
Emergency Room Assistant
Insurance Company Employee
Poet
Pianist

Places Worked

Hospital in Freeport, IL
Lincoln General Hospital, Lincoln, NE
Ameritas Insurance Corporation, Lincoln, NE

Honors

John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 19 April 2001, 21 October 2004 and 20 October 2013
Independent Publisher's Award for Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life, 2014

Associations

Toastmasters, Inc.
Member of Chaparral Poets
Member of the "Songwriters' Sweatshop," a group of songwriters
Ames Reader
Nebraska Poets Calendar, 2001

Bibliography

One Life Shining: Addie Finch, Farmwife. 2007.
Writing in Community: Say Goodbye to Writer's Block and Transform Your Life. 2013. (co-edited with Becky Breed)

Her poems have appeared in:
Plains Song Review
Dig Magazine
Nebraska Poets Calendars 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2011, 2012
Owen Wister Review
Midwest Poetry Review
Nebraska Territory
Lincoln Journal Star
Nebraska Life Whole Notes
Red Wheelbarrow
Rhino
South Dakota Review

Contributor to:
Woven on the Wind. 2001.
Times of Sorrow/ Times of Grace. 2002.
Poets Against the War. 2003.
Crazy Woman Creek. 2004.
Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry. 2007.
Women Write Resistance. 2013.

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