Greg Kuzma

b. 1944
Greg Kuzma
Poet, editor, and essayist Greg Kuzma earned a BA and an MA at Syracuse University. His long free-verse poems often investigate the frame of personal memory. His numerous poetry collections include Song for Someone Going Away and Other Poems (1971), Good News (1994), and Selected Early Poems 1958–1983 (2010). His poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s syndicated National Public Radio program, The Writer’s Almanac. Kuzma is also the author of the essay collections What Poetry Is All About (1998) and A Book of Rereadings: Two (2008). An editor of Best Cellar Press, Kuzma has spoken about reading in the context of his experience as editor of a small press: “I am not even sure I believe in such a thing as good poetry.… There has not been a single poet, no matter how various my initial impressions, that has not brought something in me alive, to life, or sustained life.”
 
Kuzma is professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In addition to serving as the editor of Best Cellar Press, he has edited the literary magazine Pebble. He lives in Crete, Nebraska.

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POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

LIFE SPAN 1944–

Greg Kuzma

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Poet, editor, and essayist Greg Kuzma earned a BA and an MA at Syracuse University. His long free-verse poems often investigate the frame of personal memory. His numerous poetry collections include Song for Someone Going Away and Other Poems (1971), Good News (1994), and Selected Early Poems 1958–1983 (2010). His poetry has been featured on Garrison Keillor’s syndicated National Public Radio program, The Writer’s Almanac. Kuzma . . .

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