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First Name

Twyla

Last Name

Hansen

Title

Nebraska State Poet

City

Lincoln

Home Phone

(402) 466-5839

Cell Phone
Work Phone
Email

nebraskastatepoet2@gmail.com

Biography

Twyla Hansen is Nebraska’s State Poet, and co-director of Poetry from the Plains: A Nebraska Perspective website. Her newest book of poetry is Rock•Tree•Bird (Backwaters Press 2017). Her writing has been published in periodicals, anthologies, newspapers, and more, including Midwest Quarterly, Nebraska Life, Organization & Environment, Prairie Fire, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, Poetry Out Loud Anthology, National Treasures of the Great Plains: An Ecological Perspective, and The Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Her BS and MAg are from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Twyla was raised in northeast Nebraska on land her grandparents farmed in the late 1800s as immigrants from Denmark.


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