Twyla Hansen


TWYLA M. HANSEN was Nebraska’s State Poet in 2013-2018, and received the 2021 Nebraska Literary Heritage Award, among others. Twyla’s newest poetry book is Feeding the Fire (2022 WSC Press). Her previous books won Nebraska Book Awards and WILLA Literary Awards. Her writing has been published in Prairie Schooner, Briar Cliff Review, South Dakota Review, More in Time: A Tribute to Ted Kooser, Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology 1867-2017, and websites Academy of American Poets, Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud, and more. Twyla grew up on land in northeast Nebraska her grandparents farmed as immigrants from Denmark.