Nebraska Authors

Michael Catherwood

Born 1956 Omaha, NE (USA)

Catherwood worked as a truck driver, weed whacker, garbage man, teacher, tutor, and administrator. He also taught creative writing at the University of Arkansas, University of Nebraska-Omaha and at Creighton University.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Fayetteville, AK

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction


Essays; Poetry


Writing Instructor
Truck Driver
Weed Whacker
Garbage Man
Substitute Teacher
Teacher of Creative Writing at University of Arkansas, University of Nebraska - Omaha, and Creighton University

Places Worked

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK
University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Creighton University, Omaha, NE


Lily Peter Fellowship, University of Arkansas
Intro Award for Poetry from AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs)
Holt Prize for Poetry
2003 Artist's Fellowship, Nebraska Arts Council
Pushcart Nominee


Dare. 2006.
Nebraska Presence. 2007. (contributor)
If You Turned Around Quickly. 2016.
Projector. 2017.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017. (Contributor)
Watching the Perseids: The Backwaters Press Twentieth Anniversary Anthology. 2017 (co-editor with Cat Dixon)

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