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STEPHEN C BEHRENDT

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Poet STEPHEN C BEHRENDT grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan, later earning a PhD at the University of Wisconsin. He is George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, where he also serves as a reader and Contributing Editor for Prairie Schooner. His first collection of poems, Instruments of the Bones (1992) won the First Series Award from Mid-List Press. In addition, he has published articles on the the Romantic period and comparative literature. His most recent books of poetry are History (Mid-list Press, 2005) and A Step in the Dark (Mid-List Press, 1996). He is also the author of Reading William Blake (Macmillan) and many books of criticism, articles, and reviews. He was the winner of the first Nebraska Individual Artist Fellowship from the Nebraska Arts Council and, in 1997, was a winner of the NAC's Merit Award.



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