Nebraska Authors

Michael Skau

Born 1944 Chicago, IL (USA)

Born in Chicago, Michael Skau taught English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for 37 years. He has published poems in Carolina Quarterly, Northwest Review, Paintbrush, Kansas Quarterly, Laurel Review, Passaic Review, Hawai'i Review and Texas Review, among many others. He was named winner of the 2013 William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry, and his collection of poems, Me & God, was published by Wayne State College Press in 2014.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry




Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Master of Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Naropa University, Boulder, CO


Professor of English at University of Nebraska - Omaha

Places Worked

University of Nebraska - Omaha


William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry 2013


Me and God Poems. 1990.
A Clown in the Grave: Complexities and Tensions in the Work of Gregory Corso. 1999.
Nebraska Presence : an Anthology of Poetry. 2007. (Contributor)
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017. (Contributor)

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