Nebraska Authors

Pam Barger

Born 1954 Lincoln, NE (USA)

A professional musician since age 17 and writer, Pam Barger has belonged to a number of musical groups, and has taught piano since 1983. Barger's chapbook The Pinball God Let Fly was released in 2007 and she has been published in multiple publications including The Mid-America Poetry Review, West Branch, Rattle, Woman’s Day, and The American Suzuki Journal. Barger has also been a contributor to many anthologies, including Times of Sorrow Times of Grace, Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures, and Perils of Being a Grandmother.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Music and Audio
  • Poetry


Poetry; Music


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, BA in Music, 1992


English teacher, music teacher and performer.


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 20 October 2005


Ames Reader, October 2005
The Fab-Tones, keyboard and vocals


The Pinball God Let Fly. 2007. (Chapbook)
West Branch. (Contributor)
Platte Valley Review. (Contributor)
Sistersong: Women Across Cultures. (Contributor)
Mid-America Poetry Review. (Contributor)
Weber Studies. (Contributor)
The Nebraska Poets Calendar. (Contributor)
Nebraska Territory. (Contributor)
Poetry Motel. (Contributor)
American Suzuki Journal. (Contributor)

View Pam Barger's presentations in the John H. Ames Reading Series:
October 2005 Ames Reading Series:

October 2017 Ames Reading Series program:

In May 2023, Pam and the other members of Prairie Trout Writing Group appeared in an Ames Reading Series program and discussion:

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