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MARJORIE SAISER is a poet living in Lincoln, Nebraska. She received
in creative writing at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, winning
Vreelands Award and the Academy of American Poets competition.
Her work has been published in literary journals including Prairie
Schooner, Georgia Review, Zone 3, CrazyHorse, and Cream City
poems have been finalists for the Robert Penn Warren Prize, the New
Literary Awards, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
She is a 2000 recipient of the Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council
and in 1999 received the Literary Heritage Award from the Nebraska
Literary Heritage Association. Saiser is a speaker for the Nebraska
Her first full-length collection,
Bones of a Very Fine Hand, won
Nebraska Book Award for poetry in 2000. Her second book,
Lost in Seward County, was published in 2001 by
Backwaters Press, 3502 N 52nd St,
NE 68104, and is available there or from Lee Booksellers 888-665-0999.
She is co-editor of
Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace
(Backwaters Press, 2002), an anthology of poetry and prose
by women of the Great Plains, which was named Poetry Honor Book in 2003
by the Nebraska Center for the Book,
and also co-editor of a book of
Road Trip: Conversations with Writers (Backwaters Press, 2003).
Her most recent collection is
Beside You at the Stoplight (The Backwaters Press, 2010).