TITLE: Ted Kooser
SPEAKER: Ted Kooser
EVENT DATE: 10/09/2004
RUNNING TIME: 36 minutes
Ted Kooser reads from his poetry at the 2004 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Biography: Ted Kooser, appointed the 13th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library, is 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." 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. Kooser is visiting professor in the English department of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
SERIES: National Book Festival 2004