Plainsongs Receives 2010 Jane Geske Award
Plainsongs poetry magazine has been named recipient of the 2010 Jane Geske Award by the Nebraska Center for the Book. The Jane Geske Award recognizes a Nebraska association, organization, business, library, school, academic institution, or other group that has made an exceptional, long-term contribution to one or more of the following fields in Nebraska: literacy, reading, book selling, books, libraries, or writing.
Plainsongs poetry magazine was started in 1980 at Peru State College and, since 1983, has been published by Hastings College. The current editor of Plainsongs is Dr. Laura Marvel Wunderlich. Dr. Dwight Marsh, emeritus professor of English, was editor prior to Dr. Wunderlich.
The Jane Geske Award is presented at the annual meeting of the Nebraska Center for the Book and is given in honor of Jane Geske, a founding member of the Nebraska Center for the Book and a long-time active member in many Nebraska library and literary activities.