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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Job Conger  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1947 in Springfield, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Conger is a lifelong Springfield citizen.

Biographical and Professional Information

Job Conger is an aviation enthusiast, and freelance writer/photographer. He 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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Springfield aviation
ISBN: 9780738561592. OCLC Number: 229025760

Arcadia Pub.,. .

Springfield aviation /
ISBN: 0738561592. OCLC Number: 229025760

Arcadia Pub.,. .

Additional Title Information

  • 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



    Speaking Engagements

    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.