Meet Ted Kooser — National Poetry Month Featured Poet for April 14th

Former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Ted Kooser, who was born in Ames, Iowa, received his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State and his master’s in English from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is the author of 12 collections of poetry, including “Delights & Shadows,” which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005. His other honors include two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Pushcart Prize and the Stanley Kunitz Prize from Columbia. He is a professor in the English department at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.



Ted Kooser’s Web Page

American Life in Poetry— A Project for Newspapers by Ted Kooser

America finds its new lyrical voice in Ted Kooser, poet of the Midwest— Article by Amber Jenkins

Ted Kooser, What You See Is What You Get — CSM article by Elizabeth Lund

Audio and Video Links— Nearly 40 links to talks, interviews and webcasts featuring Ted Kooser

Poems On-Line:

A Happy Birthday


Flying at Night

Porch Swing in September





At The Cancer Clinic

After Years

In January

Selecting a Reader

A Blind Woman

A Letter in October

A Room in the Past

An Epiphany

Depression Glass

In the Basement of the Goodwill Store

Late February

So This Is Nebraska

The China Painters

The Giant Slide

Walking on Tiptoe