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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wayne Lanter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1937 in Belleville, Illinois

-- Wayne Lanter on WorldCat --

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, 1995Threshing Time, River King Poetry Press, 1996At Float on the Ohta-gawa, Edward Mellen Poetry Press, 1997Canonical Hours, Mellen Poetry Press, 1999The Final Days, Publish America, 2002 2nd Edition printed inNew Century North American Poets, River King Poetry Press, 2002A Season of Long Taters, Snark Publishing, 2006In This House of Men, River King Poetry Press, 2009Defending the Citadel, Twiss Hill Press, 2012The Final Days 2nd Edition, Twiss Hill Press, 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

The waiting room :
ISBN: 0773427473. OCLC Number:

Mellen Poetry Press,. Lewiston :. ©1995.

Threshing time :
ISBN: 0965076407. OCLC Number:

River King Press,. Freeburg, Ill. :. ©1996.

At float on the Ohta-gawa /
ISBN: 0773428380. OCLC Number:

Mellen Poetry Press,. Lewiston, NY :. ©1997.

Canonical hours :
ISBN: 0773430873. OCLC Number:

Mellen Poetry Press,. Lewiston, N.Y. :. ©1999.

The final days /
ISBN: 1591298873. OCLC Number:

PublishAmerica,. Baltimore, Md. :. ©2002.

New century North American poets /
ISBN: 0965076415. OCLC Number:

River King Poetry Press,. Freeurg, Ill., U.S.A. :. ©2002.

A season of long taters :
ISBN: 1933222069. OCLC Number:

Snark Pub.,. O'Fallon, Ill. :. ©2006.

Defending the citadel :
ISBN: 0983841209. OCLC Number:

Twiss Hill Press,. Freeburg, Ill. :. ©2012.

The final days :
ISBN: 0983841217. OCLC Number:

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

You can contact Lanter at 618-539-3228.