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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wayne Lanter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1937 in Belleville, Illinois


Illinois Connection

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.

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