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MICHAEL SKAU

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Poet MICHAEL SKAU is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska — Omaha, where he taught from Fall 1973 until Fall 2011. He earned his BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Illinois — Urbana-Champaign, and his academic specialties are 20th-century American and English literature, especially Beat poetry. He studied under William S Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and Allen Ginsberg at the Naropa Institute (now university). In addition to many scholarly articles on post-World War II American writers and books of literary criticism Beat poets Gregory Corso and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, he has published short stories, a chapbook of poetry (Me and God, available from bradypress), and over one hundred poems in Carolina Quarterly, Northwest Review, Paintbrush, Kansas Quarterly, Laurel Review, and elsewhere. He is currently working on several long poems and a book-length children's poem.



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