December 3, 2013
- Fiction writer Theodore Wheeler, a graduate of Creighton University, has a short story, "River Ward, 1917," in the fall issue of the literary journal Boulevard published at Saint Louis University. This is his fourth story published in Boulevard. Wheeler was awarded free attendance at the Key West Literary Seminar, has won other awards, and has worked for the Prairie Schooner magazine at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. See Wheeler's webpage above to read some of his work online.
- A book by Orville D. Menard about Tom Dennison, who was mayor of Omaha in the early 20th Century, is on the list of new books at the University of Nebraska Press. "River City Empire: Tom Dennison's Omaha," a 370-page paperback, features a "new introduction" by Menard, who wrote the 1989 book "Political Bossism in Mid-America: Tom Dennison's Omaha, 1900-1933," which was 360 pages. Menard was a political science professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
- A short review of Mary K. Stillwell's biography of former U.S. poet laureate Ted Kooser, along with an interview of Stillwell, appears in the blog of Ploughshares literary magazine. The work is by Kate Flaherty, who worked at Prairie Schooner, the literary journal at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The University of Nebraska Press has posted the first two chapters of the Kooser biography here, while Amazon includes Stillwell's chronology of Kooser's life here.