Nebraska Authors

Merrill D. Gilfillan

Born 1945 Mt. Gilead, OH (USA)

Places Lived

Mount Gilead, OH
Ann Arbor, MI
Iowa City, IA
New York, NY
Asheville, NC

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


Creative Nonfiction; Fiction; Nebraska-History; Willa Cather; Great Plains


Bachelor's Degree, 1967, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Studies, University of Iowa Writer's Workshop




To Creature. 1975.
Light Years Selected Early Works 1969-1972. 1977.
Magpie Rising: Sketches from the Great Plains. 1988.
Sworn Before Cranes. 1994.
Satin Street: Poems. 1997.
Chokecherry Places: Essays from the High Plains. 1998.
Grasshopper Falls. 2000.
Burnt House to Paw Paw: Appalachian Notes. 2002.
The Seasons (Adventures in Poetry). 2002.
Rivers and Birds. 2003.
Small Weathers. 2004.
Undanceable . 2005.
Selected Poems 1965-2000. 2005.
The Bark of the Dog. 2010.
The Warbler Road. 2010.

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