Nebraska Authors

Shirley Buettner

Born 1934-07-24 Concordia, KS (USA)

Died 2008-06-09
Kearney, NE (USA)

Kearney, NE (USA)
Kearney Cemetery

Poet and Teacher

Places Lived

Concordia, KS
Hazard, NE
Kearney, NE (1945-2008)

Author Of

  • Poetry




Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree, 1956, Kearney State College, Kearney, NE
Master of Arts Degree, 1984, Kearney State College, Kearney, NE


Writing Instructor, Kearney State College
Farm Wife

Places Worked

Kearney State College, Kearney, NE


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 18 April 1985
Third Seaton Award, 1984


Student of Don Welch.


Walking Out the Dark. 1984.
Poetry and Fiction Reading. 1985. (Video cassette)
Thorns. 1995.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. (Contributor.)

Many Poems were published in anthologies: Kansas Quarterly; Cottonwood Review; Great River Review; Spoon River Quarterly; All My Grandmothers Could Sing.

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Shirley Buettner

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