Today's poems are "First Snow," "Spring Plowing," and "Porch Swing in September"
from Flying at Night

University of Pittsburgh Press

Ted Kooser, retired vice president of Lincoln Benefit Life Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, is the author of ten books of poetry and two works of nonfiction. He has twice been awarded fellowships in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Sure Signs was awarded the Society of Midland Authors Prize in 1980. Kooser has also won the Pushcart Prize, the Stanley Kunitz Prize, the James Boatwright Prize, two Prairie Schooner Awards, the Nebraska Book Award for Nonfiction in 2003, and a Merit Award from the Nebraska Arts Council. Ted Kooser is the 13th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.

About Flying at Night:

"Will one day rank alongside of Edgar Lee Masters, Robert Frost, and William Carlos Williams."
—Minneapolis Tribune

"Ted Kooser is a poet whose company will always be welcome, whether in Nebraska or in East Anglia."
—Hudson Review

Other poems by Ted Kooser in Verse Daily:
January 31, 2005:  "Heat Lightning" "At the horizon, July in heavy boots..."
December 15, 2004:  "Nestling Robins" "In the crabapple tree by the side porch..."
May 25, 2004:  "Student" "The green shell of his backpack makes him lean..."
May 10, 2004:  "Walking on Tiptoe" "Long ago we quit lifting our heels..."
April 20, 2003:  "While my bowl is still half full..." with Jim Harrison "you can eat out of it too..."
July 29, 2002:  "Coyotes" "My pup steps to the edge / of the light..."

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