Nebraska Authors

Neil Harrison

Born 1952 Norfolk, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Wayne, NE
Lincoln, NE
Chadron, NE
Norfolk, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Poetry


Fiction; Poetry


B.A. in English and Biology, 1984, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE
M.A. in English with emphasis on Creative Writing, 1989, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction), 2001, Vermont College


English Professor

Places Worked

Wayne State College
Northeast Community College


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 18 March 1999
Award of Excellence: WordArt Poetry Competition
Honorable Mention: Poetry Competition (Ames, Iowa)
Outstanding Student in English, Chardron State College, 1984.
Western Reading Series Editor's Choice Award, 2004.


Story. 1995. (chapbook)
Here From There. 1997.
In a River of Wind. 2000.
Into the River Canyon at Dusk. 2005. (chapbook)
Back In The Animal Kingdom. 2011.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017. (contributor)
Where The Waters Take You. 2018.

And other journals and anthologies

Harrison's Ames Reading Series presentation from March 1999 can be viewed here:

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