Nebraska Authors

Robert King

AKA: Robert Wendell King

Born 1937-12-07 Denver, CO (USA)

Died 2017-04-14

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
North Dakota

Author Of

  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction




BA in English, 1959, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
MA in American Literature, 1961, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
PhD in English/Creative Writing, 1965, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Professor Instructor

Places Worked

University of North Dakota
University of Alaska
University of Nebraska


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 19 April 2001
University of North Dakota Recognition Award: Teaching, Research, and Creative Activity 1995.
Finalist, Colorado Book Award, 2005, Stepping Twice into the River: Following Dakota Waters


Ames Reader--Nebraska Poets Calendar, 2001.
Iowa Writers’ Workshop, 1965.


Stepping Twice into the River: Following Dakota Waters. 2005. (A finalist for the 2005 Colorado Book Award)
Old Man Laughing. 2007.
Some of These Days. 2013.

Poetry chapbooks:
Standing Around Outside. 1979.
A Circle of Land. 1990.
Learning American. 1998
Naming Names.. 2001.
Robin & Co. 2011.
What It Was Like. 2003.

Works featured in:
2 River View
10 x 3 Plus
Adirondack Review
Atlanta Review
Bacon Review
Birmingham Poetry Review
Blink, Cape Rock Center: A Journal of the Literary Arts
Cimarron Review, Colorado Life
Comstock Review, Connecticut Review
Connecticut River Review
Clackamas Literary Review
Cream City Review
Found Poetry Review
Future Cycle
Great River Review
Green Hills Literary Lantern
Heron Tree
Hiram Poetry Review
Lilliput Review
Louisiana Review
Louisville Review
Lullwater Review
Many Mountains Moving
Midwest Quarterly
Mountain Gazette
New Orleans Review
Nimrod International Journal
Poet Lore
Portland Review
Potomac Review
Progenitor, Rattle
Red Booth Review
Red Rock Review
Rusty Truck
Saint Ann’s Review
Shot Glass Journal
Skidrow Penthouse
Snake Nation Journal
South Dakota Review
Spillway, Sugar Mule
Suisun Valley Review
Tahoma Literary Review
Tar River Poetry
Theodate, Tower Journal
Turtle Island Quarterly
Wazee Poetry Journal

Robert King was a featured reader in the April 2001 Ames Reading Series. His presentation begins at 45 minutes 36 seconds in the video:

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