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DWAINE SPIEKER teaches British Literature, Composition, and Creative Writing at
Wayne High School in Wayne, NE. After growing up on a farm outside Elgin, NE, at the
eastern edge of the sandhills, he attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney,
graduating in 1997. In 2001, he received his Master of Arts in English from the
University of Nebraska Lincoln, and more recently has been the recipient of two
National Endowment for the Humanities grants in the NEH's Summer Seminars for
Schoolteachers program (2002 and 2007). Spieker's poetry has appeared in
Plainsongs, The Nebraska Poets Calendar, The Plain Song Review, The Omaha
World-Herald, Nebraska Life, and Prairie Schooner.
His first chapbook, Garden of Stars, published by All Along Press in St Louis, MO, won the 2010 Nebraska
Book Award for Poetry. He lives with his wife and three children.