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Dave Etter

Dave Etter was born in California in 1928. He settled in northern Illinois in 1958 and worked as an editor for several book publishers. He has won prizes from the Society of Midland Authors, Poetry Northwest (Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize) and the Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission. In 1982 his book West of Chicago (Spoon River, 1981) won the Carl Sandburg Award in poetry. Etter's poems have appeared in over a hundred textbooks and anthologies. His other works include The Essential...See more