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TAMORA WHITNEY is a native Nebraskan, born in Omaha where she currently lives after a twelve-year sojourn in Lincoln. While in Lincoln, among other things, she attended graduate school at UNL, receiving her MA in 1984 and PhD in 1990 in English/Creative Writing. She earned a BA in English in 1983 from College of St Mary in Omaha. She is a 2002 nominee for the Owl Award (National MENSA Publication Recognition Award) for "Fear of Flying," which was published in the August 2001 issue of The Brainiac. Tamora teaches English (composition, literature and creative writing) at Creighton University in Omaha. She has also taught at several other colleges in the area. Besides her literary pursuits, Tamora has a metaphysical candle buisness. Tamora's poetry is sometimes from her own experience and often uses the midwestern landscape as a backdrop. Her poetry has been published widely in such journals as The Widener Review, Nebraska English Journal, Caprice, Plainsongs, Cloverdale Review, and others. Her books History of Names and Wheel of the Year are published by Wildfire Publications.

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