Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Ted Kooser was the 13th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress and the first Poet Laureate chosen from the Great Plains. A Midwesterner born in Iowa, Kooser is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including most recently "Delights & Shadows: Poems" (Copper Canyon Press, 2004). He is the recipient of two Society of Midland Authors Prizes for Poetry, a Nebraska Book Award for Poetry; two National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowships, the Pushcart Prize, the Stanley Kunitz Prize, the James Boatwright Prize and a Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council. Mr. Kooser is visiting professor in the English department of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Ted Kooser