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Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology ed. by Daniel Simon (review)

Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology ed. by Daniel Simon (review) shade.” (108). Like “Kindness,” many of Schumacher’s poems take meandering journeys to surprising and worthy destinations. Each of the collections represents a commendable accomplish- ment. I heartily enjoyed reading both and would recommend them for anyone who loves or studies poetry or wants to visit the secret chambers of the heart or rediscover the places and mountains of the West. Michael J. Beilfuss Oklahoma State University Daniel Simon, ed., Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology 1867– 2017. Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State UP, 2017. 296 pp. Cloth, $26. Daniel Simon’s collection of poems by eighty- three Nebraskans over 150 years of statehood is an impressive resource. Organized in chronological order by each poet’s birth date, the collection ex- tends from Orasmus Charles Dake (b. 1832), the fi rst professor of English literature at the University of Nebraska, to Kelly Weber (b. 1992), a 2014 graduate of Wayne State College. Th is organization invites awareness of the historical sweep of Nebraska poetic pro- gression. Th e fi rst forty pages mix canonical Nebraska writers from early statehood (Willa Cather; John Neihardt, state poet laureate in perpetuity) with recently rediscovered writers such as Margaret Haughawout. Th e middle 150 pages showcase http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Western American Literature The Western Literature Association

Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology ed. by Daniel Simon (review)

Western American Literature , Volume 52 (4) – Feb 9, 2018

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The Western Literature Association
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1948-7142

Abstract

shade.” (108). Like “Kindness,” many of Schumacher’s poems take meandering journeys to surprising and worthy destinations. Each of the collections represents a commendable accomplish- ment. I heartily enjoyed reading both and would recommend them for anyone who loves or studies poetry or wants to visit the secret chambers of the heart or rediscover the places and mountains of the West. Michael J. Beilfuss Oklahoma State University Daniel Simon, ed., Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology 1867– 2017. Nacogdoches, TX: Stephen F. Austin State UP, 2017. 296 pp. Cloth, $26. Daniel Simon’s collection of poems by eighty- three Nebraskans over 150 years of statehood is an impressive resource. Organized in chronological order by each poet’s birth date, the collection ex- tends from Orasmus Charles Dake (b. 1832), the fi rst professor of English literature at the University of Nebraska, to Kelly Weber (b. 1992), a 2014 graduate of Wayne State College. Th is organization invites awareness of the historical sweep of Nebraska poetic pro- gression. Th e fi rst forty pages mix canonical Nebraska writers from early statehood (Willa Cather; John Neihardt, state poet laureate in perpetuity) with recently rediscovered writers such as Margaret Haughawout. Th e middle 150 pages showcase

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Published: Feb 9, 2018

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