Bringing Poetry to All of Nebraska

My Map of Nebraska Counties
My Map of Nebraska Counties, with pink = I've done a State Poet program there.

As State Poet, my goal is to bring a poetry program to every Nebraska county during my 5-year term. The map here hangs on my refrigerator and shows all 93 counties. The ones marked in pink are where I’ve been so far.

I’d love to do multiple events in counties as the real goal is to share poetry in as many communities around Nebraska as I can. My hope, too, is to involve other poets where possible. Last week in Decatur, I was happy to meet local poet Charlie Schmidt. Charlie let me share 3 of his poems to start the reading off!

So if you’re somewhere around Nebraska, I want to get to your neighborhood. Contact me so we can make it happen.