Nebraska Authors

Timothy Black

Born 1973

Timothy Black taught at Wayne State College for a number of years but now lives and teaches in Oregon. His poem Heavy Freight was awarded the 2009 Helen W. Kenefick prize from the Academy of American Poets. In 2009 he received a grant to collect, edit and publish Where We’ve Been and What We’ve Seen, an anthology of student essays addressing the experiences of war veterans in northeast Nebraska.

Places Lived

Albany, OR

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay
  • Poetry





Places Worked

Linn-Benton Community College
Chemeketa Community College


Helen W. Kenefick prize from the Academy of American Poets, 2009
Cave Canem Fellow


Linn-Benton Community College
Chemeketa Community College


Connecticut Shade. 2008.
Individual poems have appeared in:
Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology 1867-2017. 2017.
The Logan House Anthology of the 21st Century American Poetry
The Great American Roadshow
Words Like Rain
Platte Valley Review

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