Tue, Mar 05|
Barbara Schmitz Poetry Reading & Discussion
Barbara has touched many lives through her long and lustrous literary career in Nebraska. Now she shares her poetry and her wisdom with us. Join us.
Time & Location
Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
About the Event
Barbara Schmitz taught writing and literature at Northeast College for thirty years and initiated and ran the Visiting Writer Series there as well as edited the student magazine Voices From Out of Nowhere.
Two of her books have won the Poetry Award from Nebraska Center for the book and she is a recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Nebraska Arts Council. She had two poems selected for American Life in Poetry, newspaper column initiated by Ted Kooser, and one, “Uniforms” was also performed in the nude (by an acting troupe) during the Omaha Writing Festival.
She studied with John Neihardt, William Stafford and was an apprentice to Allen Ginsberg, helping him assemble his notebooks. She is the Poet of Highway 81 where she lives with husband Bob (What Bob Says—Some More) writing to the sighing and whizzing of the traffic for over half her life. Latest Book: "Sundown at Faith Regional" Pinyon Publishing.