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Nebraska Presence Selected as One Book One Nebraska 2018

Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of PoetryNebraska Center for the Book has selected our Anthology, Nebraska Presence, as the 2018 One Book One Nebraska.

The One Book One Nebraska reading program is entering its thirteenth year. It encourages Nebraskans across the state to read and discuss one book, chosen from books written by Nebraska authors or that have a Nebraska theme or setting. A committee of the Nebraska Center for the Book selected this book from a list of twenty-seven titles nominated by Nebraskans from across the state.

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Other News

Backwaters Prize 2018 has a winner!

We are pleased to announce judge Kwame Dawes’ choice for the 2018 Backwaters Prize.

 About the Press

We are an independent, non-profit press based in Nebraska. We have published numerous award-winning titles, including the anthology Times of Sorrow, Times of Grace (2003), which received two Nebraska book awards, and Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry, which won a Nebraska Book Award for a poetry anthology. Several poets published by the press have had poems from their books read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. In 2011, The Backwaters Press won the Nebraska Center for the Book‘s Jane Geske Award, for its exceptional contribution to the Nebraska literary community.

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