Pen Name: None
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry
Born: 1937 in Belleville, Illinois
I was born in Belleville, Illinois and grew up (after age twelve) in Freeburg, Illinois. Everything I have written relates to Illinois.
Biographical and Professional Information
Wayne Lanter, English Professor Emeritus, Southwestern Illinois College, is a Writing Fellow from the University of Iowa’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing and from the Aspen Writer’s Workshop. He is a former Contributing Editor of St. Louis Magazine. He founded and for ten years edited River King Poetry Supplement.
His books of poetry include The Waiting Room, Threshing Time, At Float on the Ohta-gawa, Canonical Hours, A Season of Long Taters, and In This House of Men. He has edited New Century North American Poets, an anthology of contemporary American and Canadian poets, has published a novel, The Final Days and a non-fiction work, Defending the Citadel: A Personal Narrative. His work has been anthologized in the United States and in Canada.
The Waiting Room, Edward Mellen Poetry PressTwiss Hill Press, 1995
Threshing Time, River King Poetry Press, 1996
At Float on the Ohta-gawa, Edward Mellen Poetry Press, 1997
Canonical Hours, Mellen Poetry Press, 1999
The Final Days, Publish America, 2002 2nd Edition printed in
New Century North American Poets, River King Poetry Press, 2002
A Season of Long Taters, Snark Publishing, 2006
In This House of Men, River King Poetry Press, 2009
Defending the Citadel, Twiss Hill Press, 2012
The Final Days 2nd Edition, Twiss Hill Press, 2013
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
The Waiting Room: Poems
Release Date: 1995-06
Threshing time: A tribute to James Hearst
Release Date: 1996
At Float on the Ohta-Gawa
Release Date: 1997-06
Release Date: 1999-06
The Final Days
Release Date: 2003-05-19
New Century North American Poets
Release Date: 2002-12-11
A Season of Long Taters (Baseball Poems)
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Defending the Citadel: A Personal Narrative
Release Date: 2012-02-09
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
You can contact Lanter at: 618-539-3228.
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