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Creighton Reading Series Hosts Nebraska Poet Twyla Hansen

Creighton Reading Series Hosts Nebraska Poet Twyla Hansen

Creighton University will host a reading by Nebraska poet Twyla Hansen as part of the Creighton Reading Series, co- sponsored by the Creighton English Department, Creative Writing Program and the College of Arts & Sciences.

The reading will take place at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, in the Union Pacific Room on the lower level of the Reinert Library on the Creighton campus. The reading is free to the public.

Hansen’s latest book is a poem-drawing collaboration with Paul Johnsgard, “Prairie Suite: A Celebration.” Her book “Potato Soup” won the 2004 Nebraska Book Awards competition for poetry. Her previous poetry books are “Sanctuary Near Salt Creek, “In Our Very Bones,” and “How to Live in the Heartland.”

Her writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Prairie Fire Newspaper; Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, Crazy Woman Creek; Prairie Schooner; Crab Orchard Review; “Poets Against the War”; and “A Contemporary Reader for Creative Writing.” Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Hansen was raised in northeast Nebraska on land her grandparents farmed in the late 1800s as immigrants from Denmark. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

For more information, contact Susan Aizenberg, director of Creative Writing at Creighton University at (402) 280-2823, susanaizenberg@creighton.edu.