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Sheryl L. Nelms

Sheryl L. Nelms

Class of 1962

Sheryl L. Nelms
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Sheryl is from Marysville, Kansas. She graduated from South Dakota
State University with a B.S. in Family Relations and Child Development.

She has had over 5,000 poems, stories and articles published. Some of the
magazines, anthologies and textbooks that have used her work are: READERS’S DIGEST, MODERN MATURITY, KALEIDOSCOPE, CAPPER’S, GRIT,
Delicious Day, The American Anthology and Men Freeing Men.

Fourteen collections of her poetry have been published. They are:
Their Combs Turn Red In The Spring, The Oketo Yahoos, Strawberries and
Rhubarb, Land of the Blue Paloverde, Friday Night Desperate, Technology &
Rural America, Aunt Emma Collected Teeth, Howling At the Gibbous Moon,
Greatest Hits 1978-2003, The Stalking Spirits, Secrets of the Wind, A Collection of Poems and Bluebonnets, Boots and
Buffalo Bones.

She has taught writing and poetry classes at conferences, colleges
and schools in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona and South Dakota. She recently
taught workshops at Amarillo College, The University of Texas at Dallas,
Abilene Christian University, Tarleton State University, the Society of
Children’s Book Writers Conference in Arlington, Texas and at the Tarrant
County College. She was a Bread Loaf Contributor at the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Middlebury, Vermont.

She was the editor of OAKWOOD, the SDSU literary magazine. She was a contributing editor to BYLINE, a national writers’ magazine and to STREETS,
a national literary magazine. She was the editor of CRAWFORD’S
CHRONICLES, an insurance trade publication. She has been a staff writer
for several newspapers and magazines. She is currently the fiction/nonfiction editor of THE PEN WOMAN MAGAZINE, the national magazine of the
National League of American Pen Women.

She is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, The
Society of Southwestern Authors, Abilene Writer’s Guild and Trinity Writers Workshop.

She makes a living as an insurance agent. She is also a painter, a
weaver and an old dirt biker.

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