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Wayne Lanter

Born: 1937 in Belleville, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: I was born in Belleville, Illinois and grew up (after age twelve) in Freeburg, Illinois. Everything I have written relates to Illinois.

Biography: Wayne Lanter, English Professor Emeritus, Southwestern Illinois College, is a Writing Fellow from the University of Iowas Graduate Program in Creative Writing and from the Aspen Writers 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.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; Non-Fiction; Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Wayne Lanter on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

Snark Pub., O'Fallon, Ill. : ©2006.

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

Mellen Poetry Press, Lewiston, NY : ©1997.

Canonical hours :
ISBN: 0773430873 OCLC: 40713954

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

Defending the citadel :
ISBN: 9780983841203 OCLC: 783240739

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

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

River King Press, Freeburg, Ill. : ©2009.

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

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

The final days /
ISBN: 1591298873 OCLC: 55231680

PublishAmerica, Baltimore, Md. : ©2002.

  The final days :
ISBN: 0983841217 OCLC: 847248835

  The waiting room :
ISBN: 0773427473 OCLC: 32853231

Mellen Poetry Press, Lewiston : ©1995.

  Threshing time :
ISBN: 0965076407 OCLC: 34456247

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