Nebraska Authors

Steve Langan

Born 1965 Milwaukee, WI (USA)

Steve Langan was born in Milwaukee and raised in Omaha. He received degrees from the University of Nebraska - Omaha and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Langan is the author of Freezing, Notes on Exile and Other Poems, Meet Me at the Happy Bar, and What It Looks Like, How It Flies. he teaches at the University of Nebraska MFA in Writing program, and he is founder and director of the Seven Doctors Project.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE 1967-1991
Iowa City, Iowa, 1991-1993
Omaha, NE, 1993-

Author Of

  • Poetry




BA, 1989, University of Nebraska - Omaha
MFA, 1993, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


Lecturer in English
Teacher at the University of Nebraska MFA in Writing
Founder and Director of the Seven Doctors Project

Places Worked

Creighton University, 1993-1998, 2001-present (2002)
District Director, MDA, 2000- present (2002)


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 19 September 2002
1994-95, J. Ames Michener Fellowship
Weldon Kees award from Backwater Press for Notes on Exile & Other Poems. 2005.


Freezing. 2001.
Ames Reading Video Tape. 2002.
Notes on Exile & Other Poems. 2005.
Meet Me at the Happy Bar. 2009.
What it Looks Like, How it Flies. 2016.
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, 1867-2017. 2017. (Contributor)

Langan was featured author at the September 2002 Ames Reading Series program:

In March 2016, Steve Langan participated with two other poets in an Ames Reading Series program:

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