NORFOLK, Neb. - Members of the public joined Northeast Community College students and employees hear from Stacey Waite, a poet, scholar and educator, during the first Visiting Writers Series event of the spring semester in the College’s Union 73 coffee shop recently.
Waite, originally from Long Island, New York, earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. The poet is now associate professor and graduate chair in the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Waite has published four collections of poems, with the most recent scholarly book, Teaching Queer, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in May 2017. Waite’s books are taught at over fifty colleges and universities in creative writing, composition, and gender studies programs.