Nebraska Authors

Susan Strayer

AKA: Susan Deal Strayer

Born 1948-02-21 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 2014-01-02
Gothenburg, NE (USA)

Gothenburg, NE (USA)
Gothenburg Cemetery

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Gothenburg, NE
Kearney, NE
North Platte, NE
Sutton, NE

Author Of

  • Poetry




High School Diploma, 1966, Gothenburg High School, Gothenburg, NE
Associate's Degree in English, North Platte College, North Platte, NE
Bachelor's Degree in Education, Kearney State College, Kearney, NE
Master's Degree, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


High School English Teacher
Library Assistant

Places Worked

North Platte High School, North Platte, NE
Augustana College, IA
Blackhawk College, IA
St. Ambrose University, IA
Love Library, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Pushcart Prize
Triton College Award


Nebraska Poets


Susan Strayer
No Moving Parts. 1980.
The Dark Is a Door. 1984.
Adjoining Rooms. with Elizabeth Banset, Linnea Johnson, Marjorie Saiser and Judith Sornberger, 1985.
Sometimes So Easy. 1991.
Nebraska Elves. 1991.
Trees and Flowers. 1991.
Intoning. 1993.
The Shape of Herself. 1994.
Wellsprings: Poems By Six Nebraska Poets. 1995.
The Plainsense of Things.
Eight Poets From Lincoln, Nebraska. 1998.

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