Nebraska Authors

Poe Ballantine

Born 1955 Denver, CO (USA)

Places Lived

Denver, CO
Chadron, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Essays; Short Stories


Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year, Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire
Included in Best American Short Stories, 1998 for The Blue Devils of Blue River Avenue
Included in Best American Essays, 2006 and 2013
Nominations for the Pushcart Prize and O.Henry Prize


The Blue Devils of Blue River Avenue. 1998.
Things I Like About America. 2002.
God Clobbers Us All. 2004.
Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire. 2006.
501 Minutes to Christ. 2007.
Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere. 2013.

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