Hall Center For The Humanities


Ted Kooser
US Poet Laureate Poetry Panel

Special Events

Thu., Nov. 3, 2005, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Kansas Room, Kansas Union

With Stanley Banks, Avila College and John Mark Eberhart, Kansas City Star

Ted Kooser, 13th poet laureate of the United States and a native of Nebraska, has published numerous collections of poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize winning Delights & Shadows (Copper Canyon, 2004); Winter Morning Walks: One Hundred Postcards to Jim Harrison (2000), winner of the 2001 Nebraska Book Award for poetry; Weather Central (1994); One World at a Time (1985); and Sure Signs (Pittsburgh, 1980). His fiction and non-fiction books include The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice For Beginning Poets (2005); Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry (Copper Canyon, 2003) co-written with Jim Harrison; and Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps (2002), which won the Nebraska Book Award for Nonfiction in 2003.

"Ted Kooser is a major poetic voice for rural and small town America and the first Poet Laureate chosen from the Great Plains. His verse reaches beyond his native region to touch on universal themes in accessible ways."--James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress

Mr. Kooser will also conduct a poetry reading on Thursday, November 3rd from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow the reading.

Both events are co-sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Department of English and the Chancellor's Office.

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