Ted Kooser Poems

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Ted Kooser
Ted Kooser (b. April 25, 1939, Ames, Iowa) is an American poet who was the thirteenth Poet Laureate of the United States, serving two terms from 2004 to 2006. Born in Ames, Iowa, in 1939, Kooser earned a BS at Iowa State University in 1962 and the MA at the University of Nebraska in 1968. He is the author of ten collections of poetry. He is former vice-president of Lincoln Benefit Life, an insurance company, and lives on land near the village of Garland, Nebraska. He teaches as a Visiting Professor in the English department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is married to Kathleen Rutledge, editor of the Lincoln Journal Star.

selecting a reader
First, I would have her be beautiful,
and walking carefully up on my poetry
at the lonelie... [read poem]
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