Nebraska Authors

Richard David Wyatt

Places Lived

Nebraska City, NE
Omaha, NE
Eugene, OR
San Diego, CA

Author Of

  • Poetry




University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR


Associate Editor, Backwater Press

Places Worked

Backwater Press, Omaha, NE
Criss Library, University of Nebraska-Omaha


2006 Nebraska Arts Council Distinguished Artist Award for Poetry
Won the first annual Loraine Williams Prize for the poem "Winter's Glory"


Keepers of the River.
Gathering Place. 2016.

Poems included in Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry.2007.
Has published many poems in magazines such as Carolina Quarterly, Midwest Quarterly, Greensboro Review, Kestrel, Prairie Schooner, Nebraska Review and Poetry

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