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Airing now on NET: Lost Writers of the Plains

“Lost Writers of the Plains,” a public radio series, website and ibook, highlights eight writers who achieved “fame," but who have become lost to modern readers. These essays offer a historical perspective on why these interesting new (old!) authors and their writing, careers or Plains connection has been forgotten. Visit the website to:

  • Stream or download free audio of these authors' stories, poems, plays and essays read aloud
  • Read the stories yourself as they originally appeared in the journal Prairie Schooner
  • Play one or all eight of NET's 3-minute radio essays exploring their achievements
  • Find out about their life and work through videos with contemporary poets and historians.

The ibook (cover at right) is an interactive book that offers adult fiction and non-fiction as well as literary criticism completely integrated with sound, video and historical documents, as well as complete audio and texts of all the writers.

Project Administrator

Wendy Katz,
Associate Professor, Art & Art History
Associate Director, Center for Great Plains Studies 
1155 Q Street, P.O. Box 880214,
Lincoln, NE 68588-0214

 Lost Writers ibook cover

We are shaped by the history, landscape and literature - the humanities - of our region.

The Plains Humanities Alliance is dedicated to preserving, researching and promoting the cultural heritage of the Great Plains. By encouraging collaboration among humanities educators, scholars, professionals, and the public, the Plains Humanities Alliance encourages explorations of the region's diverse peoples and their cultural expressions.

The National Endowment for the Humanities has designated the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma as Alliance members.