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DON WELCH is a Nebraska native and the author of many collections
of poetry, including Deadhorse Table, Handwork, The Rarer Game, The
Keeper of Miniature Deer, The Marginalist,
Every Mouth of Autumn Says Goodbye, The Breeder
of Archangels/Requiem for Stanley Smith, Inklings: Poems Old and New, and
The Alley Poems.
His most recent book is Travels (Finishing Line Press, 2010).
In 1980 he won the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry,
judged by William Stafford. He holds a BA from Kearney State, an MA from
the University of Northern Colorado, and a PhD from the University of
He served as a consultant and participant in the ETV
documentary, Last of the One-Room
Schools, televised in September of 1995, and worked for ten years in the
Poets-in-the-Schools program in Nebraska.
He retired as Reynolds Professor of Literature at the University
Kearney. He lives in Kearney with his wife, Marcia, and is a long-time racer
of homing pigeons.