Pen Name: None
Born: 1947 in Springfield, Illinois
Genre: Poetry, Non-Fiction
Job Conger is a lifelong Springfield citizen, aviation enthusiast, and freelance writer/photographer.
Biographical and Professional Information
Freelance writer/photographer Job Conger wrote his first poem in sixth grade and is still at it. He considers himself a journalist. Job's articles and visual arts column "Art Seen" appear regularly in Illinois Times, a Springfield-based news weekly. He has published three books of poetry and a compendium of poetry, biography and more about his favorite native-son poet Vachel Lindsay. Job's poetry has been published in several "small magazines," and regularly appears at his own Web site at http://www.aeroknow.com/poemsofjob.htm.
- Minstrel's Ramble: To Live and Die in Springfield, Illinois, JC Conger, 1996
- Wit's End, Full Court Press, 1999
- Bear's Kin, 2003
- Vachel Lindsay Strange Gold: A Biography and Appreciation of Springfield, Illinois' Most Famous Native Son, Eikenteiqahint Press, 2003
- Springfield Aviation, Arcadia Publishing. 2008
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Minstrel's ramble: To live and die in Springfield, Illinois
Release Date: 1996
Vachel Lindsay Strange Gold: A Biography and Appreciation of Springfield, Illinois' Most Famous Native Son
Release Date: 2003
Springfield Aviation (Images of Aviation: Illinois)
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)
Conger speaks about the life and times of Springfield Poet, Vachel Lindsay. He also recites Lindsay's poetry as well as his own.
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