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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

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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.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) You can contact Lanter at 618-539-3228.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A season of long taters :
ISBN: 1933222069. OCLC Number: 155308875

Snark Pub.,. .

At float on the Ohta-gawa /
ISBN: 0773428380. OCLC Number: 37457786

Mellen Poetry Press,. .

Canonical hours :
ISBN: 0773430873. OCLC Number: 40713954

Mellen Poetry Press,. .

Defending the citadel :
ISBN: 9780983841203. OCLC Number: 783240739

Twiss Hill Press,. .

In this house of men :
ISBN: 9780965076425. OCLC Number: 620918941

River King Press,. .

New century North American poets /
ISBN: 0965076415. OCLC Number: 54703239

River King Poetry Press,. .

The final days /
ISBN: 1591298873. OCLC Number: 55231680

PublishAmerica,. .

The final days :
ISBN: 0983841217. OCLC Number: 847248835

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The waiting room :
ISBN: 0773427473. OCLC Number: 32853231

Mellen Poetry Press,. .

Threshing time :
ISBN: 0965076407. OCLC Number: 34456247

River King Press,. .