Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Stephen C. Behrendt


History. Mid-list Press, 2005.

A Step in the Dark. Mid-List Press, 1996.

Instruments of the Bones. Mid-List Press, 1992.


Approaches to Teaching Shelley's Frankenstein, with Anne Kostelanetz Mellor, New York: Modern Language Assn of Amer, 1990

The Moment of Explosion: Blake and the Illustration of Milton, U of Nebraska P, 1983

Reading William Blake, St. Martin's P, 1982

Romanticism, Radicalism, and the Press, Wayne State UP, 1997

History and Myth: Essays on English Romantic Literature, Wayne State UP, 1982

Shelley and His Audiences, U of Nebraska P, 1980


"The Long Fly," The Laurel Review, vol. 30, no. 1 (Winter, 1996), 107.

"The Woods at Bonder's Point," The Wisconsin Review

"Innocenti," New Mexico Humanities Review

"Firstborn," Plainsongs

"Not Dragon's Teeth, But," Southern Poetry Review

"The Mammoth Tooth from the Garden," "Spring Garden," "Transients on the Campus Mall," "Autumnal Cadence," "Ice Fishing at Night," "Elegy," Kansas Quarterly

"In Memory of My Grandfather," "Life Sketch," "The Garden of Questionable Delights," "Farm Auction," Prairie Schooner

"Bird Point," "Herb Garden," "Victoria Street Idyll," Sewanee Review

"Jannie," The Literary Review

"Early June Woods," Willow Springs

"For the Teenagers who Stoned the Zoo Bear," South Carolina Review

"Nebraska Autumn," "The Hall of Elephants," "Remnant," "The Bones," Nebraska English Journal

"The Cemetery at Bark River," Spoon River Quarterly

"Old Dog," "The Fisherman in the Ice," "The Stone Man," Decade Dance

"The Reading," "Making the River," The Texas Review

"Philosophical Poetry," Jeopardy

"Hidden Cares," High Plains Literary Review

"Second Son," Amherst Review

"Storm Warning," Phoebe

"Study for a Triptych," Alabama Literary Review

"Wordsworth's Daffodils," "Beggar Girl at Dupont Circle," Southern Review

"Committee," Academe

"Letter," Amherst Review

"Cornfields," High Plains Literary Review

"Coyote," "The Ruts of the Oregon Trail," "Welcome Back," The Hudson Review

"Virgin Pine," Jeopardy

"Correspondence," Kansas Quarterly

"Shelley's Dead," The Keats-Shelley Review

"The Long Fly," The Laurel Review

"Bull Thistles," The Literary Review

"Norway Maples at the Reflecting Pool," "Purple Coneflowers," Midwest Quarterly

"Alone in London," "Aspiration," "Ice Fishing," The New Review

"Jaffrey Center Cemetery," "Mt. Moriah Dawn," "Snow Geese," "The Dull Lecture," "Wreckage," Prairie Schooner

"Marking Our Losses in Maple," Puerto del Sol

"Crossing Iowa on Amtrak," "Portrait Miniature," Sewanee Review

"Persephone in Nebraska," "The Tower," Southern Review

"For the Owl," Texas Review

"Reading the News I Had Expected," "To the Young Man from the East Coast Who Has Inquired about Graduate Study in English," Weber Studies

"The Wind," Yemassee


Plains Sense of Things 2: Eight Poets from Lincoln, Nebraska (features Behrendt, Strayer, Raz, Kloefkorn, Kooser, Saiser, Scheele, Hansen). Sandhills Press, 1997.


Mid-List Press First Series Award for Instruments of the Bones, 1991

Winner of the first Nebraska Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council.

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