Kent Nelson

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This article is about contemporary American author. For the fictional character used by DC Comics, see Doctor Fate.

Kent Nelson (born 1943) is a contemporary American author specializing in fiction and poetry. He holds a Juris Doctor in Environmental Law from the Harvard Law School.

Aside from writing and holding 15 different academic positions, he has held various part-time and odd jobs which have influenced his writings. These include:

  • Doorman, Club Casablanca, in Cambridge, MA
  • Teacher in STEP, a prison education project, in S. Walpole, MA
  • Tennis Professional in Colorado Springs, CO; Charleston, SC; and West Germany
  • Travel Agent in Frankfurt, West Germany
  • Dishwasher, Hotel Bãren, in Sundlauenen, Switzerland
  • City Judge in Ouray, CO
  • Basketball Referee in Ouray, CO
  • Ad Salesman and Reporter, Ouray County Plaindealer, in Ouray, CO
  • Writer for a tow-truck magazine in Chattanooga, TN
  • Algebra Tutor, Baylor School, in Chattanooga, TN
  • Summer School SAT Prep Teacher, Exeter Academy, in Exeter, NH
  • Squash Coach, Exeter Academy, in Exeter, NH
  • Hired Man, Alfalfa Ranch, in Oral, SD (irrigating, fence-building, cutting hay, etc.)
  • Innkeeper in Ouray, CO

Selected bibliography[edit]

Title Publication Date Publisher
The Tennis Player and Other Stories
1977
University of Illinois Press
Cold Wind River
1981
Dodd Mead
All Around Me Peaceful
1989
Delta
The Middle of Nowhere, Stories
1991
Gibbs Smith
Language in the Blood
1992
Gibbs Smith
Discoveries: Short Stories of the San Juan Mountains
1998
Western Reflections, Inc.
Toward the Sun: The Collected Sports Stories of Kent Nelson
1998
Breakaway Books
Land That Moves, Land That Stands Still
2003
Viking Penguin
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds
2004
North Point Press
The Touching That Lasts: Stories
2006
Johnson Books

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