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Ted Kooser

13th United States Poet Laureate (2004–2006) Ted Kooser is a retired life insurance executive who lives on acreage near the village of Garland, Nebraska, with his wife, Kathleen Rutledge. He has an appointment as Visiting Professor at the University of Nebraska, where he teaches classes in poetry and nonfiction writing. His collection Delights & Shadows was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2005. His poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Hudson Review, Antioch Review, Kenyon Review and dozens of other literary journals. His memoir, Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps, a Barnes & Noble Discover finalist in nonfiction, also won the 2002 Friends of American Writers Award and ForeWord Magazine’s Gold Medal recognition for autobiographical writing. He is the author of eight full-length collections of poetry, nine chapbooks and special editions, and Braided Creek, a collaboration with Jim Harrison, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2003. His newest collection, Splitting an Order, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in the fall of 2014.

http://www.tedkooser.net/

   

Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2005

American Library Association Notable Book Citation for Delights & Shadows, 2005
 
  

 

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