Born: March 18, 1928 in Huntington Park, California
Died: July 10, 2015 Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Etter moved to Evanston, Illinois in 1958. He has resided in northern Illinois (Evanston, Geneva, Lily Lake, and Elburn) for over 50 years; currently residing in Lanark, Illinois in Carroll County. Biography: Dave Etter is known for using chronicling small-town Illinois life his poems. He was the editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica from 1964-1973 and of the Northern Illinois Press from 1974-1980. Contributor to more than 90 anthologies and textbooks. His poems have been published in eight foreign countriesand translated into German, Polish, and Japanese.
- -- Society of Midland Authors poetry prize - 1967
- -- Friends of Literature - 1967
- -- Illinois Sesquicentennial Poetry Award - 1968
- -- Chicagoland Magazine Prize - 1968
- -- Theodore Roethke prize (Poetry Northwest) - 1973
- -- Carl Sandburg poetry prize - 1982
- -- Etter was honored at the Illinois Center for the Book's 1995 & 1996 Illinois Authors Book Fairs hosted at the Illinois State Library.
|Alliance, Illinois /
ISBN: 0810122138 OCLC: 56419446 Northwestern University Press, Evanston, Ill. : 2005.
ISBN: 0930600150 OCLC: 8915036 Uzzano Press, Menomonie, Wis. : 1982.
ISBN: 094402419X OCLC: 32195115 Spoon River Poetry Press, Peoria, Ill. : ©1990.
ISBN: 0933180195 OCLC: 6681886 Spoon River Poetry Press, Peoria, Ill. : ©1980.
|Electric Avenue /
ISBN: 0944024092 OCLC: 19348606 Spoon River Poetry Press, Peoria, Ill. : 1988.
|Greatest hits, 1960-2000 /
ISBN: 1589980034 OCLC: 49803023 Pudding House Publications, Johnstown, Ohio : ©2002.
|Home state :
ISBN: 0933180640 OCLC: 12146352 Spoon River Poetry Press, Peoria, Ill. : ©1985.
|How high the moon /
ISBN: 0944024297 OCLC: 36216085 Spoon River Poetry Press, Granite Falls, Minn. : 1996.
|I want to talk about you
ISBN: 096443332X OCLC: 35664414 Cross Roads Press, Ellison Bay, WI : ©1995.
|Inheriting the land :
ISBN: 0816623031 OCLC: 27011964 University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis : ©1993.
|Live at the Silver Dollar /
ISBN: 0933180837 OCLC: 13794803 Spoon River Poetry Press, Peoria, Ill. : 1985, ©1986.
|Looking for Sheena Easton /
ISBN: 0944024483 OCLC: 64453142 Spoon River Poetry Press, Granite Falls, Minn. : 2004.
ISBN: 0944024076 OCLC: 19348527 Spoon River Poetry Press, Peoria, Ill. : 1988.
|Open to the wind :
ISBN: 0930600045 OCLC: 4999705 Uzzano, Menomonie, Wis. : 1978.
|Selected poems /
ISBN: 0933180918 OCLC: 15377830 Spoon River Poetry Press, Peoria, Ill. : 1987. "In Selected Poems Dave Etter brings together nearly three decades of carefully crafted poems, including generous selections from the long out-of-print early collections, Go Read the River and Last Train to Prophetstown. With the companion volume Alliance, Illinois (no poems from Alliance are reprinted here), this book constitutes the life's work to date of a poet increasingly recognized as the voice of Mid-America. Etter's poems are colorful, energetic and sensual; his voice rings with the idiom of the Midwest as his poems flash the colors of the Heartland. There is scarcely a poet writing today between the Alleghenies and the Rockies (and many on either coast) who has not been influenced by Etter's jazz rhythms and vigorous colloquial cadences"--Book jacket.
ISBN: 9995404486 OCLC: 6267271 Northeast/Juniper Books 1970
|Sunflower County /
ISBN: 0944024246 OCLC: 31187923 Spoon River Poetry Press, Granite Falls, Minn. : 1994.
|The essential Dave Etter /
ISBN: 0944024408 OCLC: 50198762 Spoon River Poetry Press, Granite Falls, Minn. : 2001.
|West of Chicago.
ISBN: 0933180276 OCLC: 7786165 Spoon River Poetry Press, Peoria, Ill. : ©1981.