Lincoln's Twyla Hansen named State Poet - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Lincoln's Twyla Hansen named State Poet

Posted: Updated:

Posted By:  KLKN Newsroom
8@klkntv.com

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Gov. Dave Heineman has named Twyla Hansen of Lincoln as the Nebraska State Poet.

The 64-year-old Hansen will be the first female to hold the title. She was recommended by a 5-member selection committee coordinated by the Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Library Commission.

Hansen has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the High Plains Book Award and the WILLA Literary Award. She has twice won the Nebraska Book Award.

She also has participated in poetry workshops and readings, and is a member of the Humanities Nebraska Speakers Bureau.  Hansen will serve a 5-year term, from Dec. 1, 2013, through 2018.

Hansen is the third person to serve as Nebraska State Poet, a position created in 1921. The previous poets were John Neihardt and William Kloefkorn.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Nebraska Speed Limits will be increased

    Nebraska Speed Limits will be increased

    Governor Ricketts signed a law today in Nebraska City that will streamline speed limits all across Nebraska.

    More >>

    Governor Ricketts signed a law today in Nebraska City that will streamline speed limits all across Nebraska.

    More >>
  • Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Lincoln man makes Auburn teenagers prom night special

    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
    Posted By: Bayley Bischof Channel 8 Eyewitness News Auburn high schoolers Abbey Clark and Damien Johnson have always been a good team. "She's kind of awesome and she's my best friend," Johnson said of Abbey. "They complement each other really well," their teacher Mandi Noel said. "Damien's super social and Abbey is fiercely independent." They went to prom last year, so when Johnson asked Clark again, she said it was a no brainer to say yes. &...More >>
  • Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    Arrest made in shooting death of woman in Omaha parking lot

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman in a Walmart parking lot just north of Omaha. Police said in a news release Thursday that the teen was arrested earlier in the day on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes. Police said they were still searching for a 19-year-old man also charged in a warrant with first-degree murder. The shooting occ...More >>
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman in a Walmart parking lot just north of Omaha. Police said in a news release Thursday that the teen was arrested earlier in the day on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder. The Associated Press generally does not name juveniles charged with crimes. Police said they were still searching for a 19-year-old man also charged in a warrant with first-degree murder. The shooting occ...More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.