Nebraska Authors

Tom Adamson

AKA: Thomas A. Adamson

Born 1950 Monticello, IA (USA)

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Fremont, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Monticello, IA

Author Of

  • Music and Audio
  • Poetry


Poetry; Satire; Lyrics;


Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA, 1972, B.A. in Political Science
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1985, Master of Business Administration


Assistant Professor, Business

Places Worked

Midland Lutheran College (Midland University), Fremont, NE


John H. Ames Reading Series, Featured Reader, 21 February 1991 and 20 January 1994
Winner of two poetry contests
Semi-finalist in National Lyric Contest
Received $1,000 Encouragement Award from Nebraska Arts Council, 1997
Unisong International 1998, 1999, 2001


All About the Girl Who Came to Stay. 1986.
Blackbird Sunday: 39 Lyrics. 1988.
Zoo Heads Zoo Tales. 1988.
Idle Speed: One Year Prison Journal. 1992.
Leaving Myself Behind: In Search of Song. 1995.
Blood Shepherd Blues. 1999.
Live From Down Stares. 2000.
Endless Birth. 2001.
Rubber Bullet. 2003.
Running on Red. 2004.
Stonewater Memories. 2007.
Man on the Wire. 2009.
Down by the Copper Sea. 2010.
This is Not Here. 2011.
Push Back the Night.2013.
Back on the Anvil. 2014.
One More Taste of Silver. 2015.
Twenty-one Pipes. 2016.

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