Nebraska Center for Writers
CHAD WEIDNER

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CHAD WEIDNER is a Nebraska native and has a profound appreciation of the prairie. Nearly every summer he can be seen driving a rental car somewhere on a dirt road near Broken Bow. One of his grandfathers was a sharecropper, the other a pinball jockey. He has had a number of poems and short pieces published across the United States and Canada, with the Camel Press and in the Chaffin Journal, Enigma, Green's Magazine, Illya's Honey, the Plains Song Review, Poetry Motel, San Diego Writers' Monthly, the Salt Fork Review, Wavelength, and elsewhere. Chad has an MA in English from the University of Nebraska — Kearney and a BA in English from the University of Nebraska. A Flemish Community Fellow, he has done postgraduate work in Germanic Languages and Literature at Ghent University (Belgium). His PhD project explores the politics of agrarianism, anarchy, and libertarianism as they relate to William Burroughs' Naked Lunch. He is a tenure-track lecturer in English in the Academic Core Department at the Roosevelt Academy (the Netherlands), an international honors college of Utrecht University. He previously taught in the English MA program at Bremen University (Germany). As a Teaching Assistant at the University of Nebraska Kearney, he taught composition in the English Department. He has received a number of awards, including the Flemish Community Fellowship. He has also been named an Honorary Fellow of the Belgian — American Educational Foundation. He spent a year in residence at Bayreuth University (Germany) as recipient of a visiting scholar's fellowship. Chad was also awarded an honorary commission as an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy by then Governor Kerry. Chad is interested in reading and thinking about writing. He often contemplates the place of artifacts in American culture, and enjoys camping in the American wilderness.



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