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Ted Kooser received his BS from Iowa State and continued his education at Nebraska state, earning his MA. An Iowa native, he viewed as one of the greatest American poets and a pride to the Midwest. Throughout his career, he has published twelve books of poetry, his most recent, Valentines in 2007. He has also published three works of nonfiction, including Lights on a Ground of Darkness which is currently in publication. His 2004 book of poetry, Delights and Shadows won Kooser the Pulitzer Prize in 2005. Also on his list of achievements, is serving as The United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 until 2006. Ted Kooser has won far too many awards to list and is an inspiring American poet.

Praise for Kooser:

He has a knack for making beautiful the commonplace and for conjuring an atmosphere of timelessness around his small, humble world. �Amber Jenkins (Johns Hopkins Newsletter)

�For more than thirty years Ted Kooser has written poems that deftly bring dissimilar things into telling unities. Throughout a long and distinguished writing career he has worked toward clarity and accessibility, making a poetry as fresh and spontaneous as a good watercolor. A gyroscope balanced between a child's hands, a jar of buttons that recalls generations of women, and a bird briefly witnessed outside a window � each reveals the remarkable within an otherwise ordinary world.� �Poetry Daily

�Ted [Kooser] is one of the true treasures.� �Coleman Barks

View poems from Kooser�s Pulitzer Prize winning book, Delights and Shadows

At the Cancer Clinic

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