Former Nebraska State Poet (2013-2018) Twyla M. Hansen will read selections from her poetry & stories, and discuss how Nebraska’s water-its rivers, streams, and aquifer, as well as its landscape-has inspired, influenced and shaped her writing.
Twyla Hansen was born and raised in northeast Nebraska. She was raised on the farm her grandparents had purchased as immigrants from Denmark in the late 1880s. She is the author of numerous books of poetry, including How to Live in the Heartland (1992), Sanctuary Near Salt Creek (2001), and Potato Soup (2003), which won the Nebraska Book Award for poetry.
Hansen collaborated with rancher and writer Linda Hasselstrom on the collection Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet (2011); the book won the Nebraska Book Award in poetry and was a finalist for the Willa Literary Award and the High Plains Book Award. Light refreshments will be served. Free Admission. For questions contact the Kregel Windmill Factory Museum directly at (402)-873-1078. This event is made possible by Humanities Nebraska.