Nebraska Authors

Michael Dumanis

Born 1976 Moscow (USSR)

Places Lived

Moscow, Soviet Union
Baltimore, MD
Iowa City, IA
Houston, TX
Lincoln, NE
Cleveland, OH
Bennington, VT

Author Of

  • Poetry


Poetry; Immigrant experience


Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing, University of Houston, Houston, TX


Assistant Professor of English, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Director of Poetry Center, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Professor, Bennington University, Bennington, VT

Places Worked

Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Cleveland University, Cleveland, OH
Bennington University, Bennington, VT


Awarded the Juniper Prize for Poetry, 2006


Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. 2006. (with Cate Marvin)
My Soviet Union. 2007.

Poems represented in:
Black Warrior Review
Denver Quarterly
Indiana Review
New England Review
Prairie Schooner

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