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Poet NANCY PETERS HASTINGS was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and lived with her family in the Bridgeport, Nebraska, area until moving to DeWitt, Nebraska, where she attended grade school and high school. She attended the University of Nebraska — Lincoln, where she earned a Master's Degree in English in 1977, and a second Master's in Classical Greek in 1985. She has worked as an artist-in-the schools in Nebraska since 1975, earning the title of "Master Artist" from the Nebraska Arts Council. Ms Hastings is the author of A Quiet I Carry With Me (A Slow Tempo Press, 1994). Her work has appeared in Poetry, Puetro Del Sol, Prairie Schooner, Commonweal, Pebble, and other literary magazines. Her early poems use Nebraska as a prominent landscape. She founded Whole Notes, a small literary magazine in 1984, and continues to edit it. She twice received the Leonard Randolph Small Press Award for Whole Notes (1986 & 1987). She is an approved artist for the National Endowment for the Arts' "Artist-in-the-Schools/Communities Program" in Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. In 1995 she received a Fellowship to the White River Writers' Conference at Lyon College. She lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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