Nebraska Authors

Scott Abels

Founding editor of Country Music, an online poetry journal, he is currently based in Stanton County where his family has lived for five generations. His work is influenced by authors Jack Spicer, Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, as well as contemporary British and American indie communities.

Places Lived

Stanton County

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry


MFA in Creative Writing, Boise State University, Boise, ID
BA in English Literature, Chadron State College, Chadron, NE


Adjunct English Instructor
Grant Writer
Founding editor of online poetry journal Country Music


Rambo Goes to Idaho. 2011.
Nebraska Fantastic. 2012.

Anthologized in:
Best New Poets

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