Wayne Lanter

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General Information

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Name: Wayne Lanter

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1937 in Belleville, Illinois

Website: N/A

Email: wlanter@yahoo.com

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.

Published Works

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

ISBN: 0773427473
Release Date: 1995-06

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Threshing time: A tribute to James Hearst

ISBN: 0965076407
Release Date: 1996

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Canonical Hours

ISBN: 0773430873
Release Date: 1999-06

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New Century North American Poets

ISBN: 0965076415
Release Date: 2002-12-11

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A Season of Long Taters (Baseball Poems)

ISBN: 1933222069
Release Date: 2006-08-01

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The Final Days

ISBN: 0983841217
Release Date: 2013-03-28

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

You can contact Lanter at: 618-539-3228.

External Links

Wayne Lanter on WorldCat

Wayne Lanter on Amazon


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