Flying at Night Poems 1965-1985

by Ted Kooser

Part of the Pitt Poetry Series Series

Flying at Night Poems 1965-1985 Synopsis

Named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2004-2005, Ted Kooser is one of America's masters of the short metaphorical poem. Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation. In Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, Kooser has selected poems from two of his earlier works, Sure Signs (1980) and One World at a Time (1985). Taken together or read one at a time, these poems clearly show why William Cole, writing in the Saturday Review, called Ted Kooser a wonderful poet, and why Peter Stitt, writing in the Georgia Review, proclaimed him a skilled and cunning writer...An authentic 'poet of the American people.'

Flying at Night Poems 1965-1985 Press Reviews

Now that he has been appointed Poet Laureate of the United States, he should receive the readership he deserves. --TLS (Times Literary Supplements) His trademark star turn: Kooser smoothly, seamlessly elevates the humdrum moments to the sublime. . . . His attitude that 'poetry is communication' is refreshing in an era when so many poets seem to be babbling to themselves, giving us pages ripped out of their narcissistic diaries. --San Francisco Chronicle Ted Kooser is a poet whose company will always be welcome, whether in Nebraska or in East Anglia. --Hudson Review Will one day rank alongside of Edgar Lee Masters, Robert Frost, and William Carlos Williams. --Minneapolis Tribune -His trademark star turn: Kooser smoothly, seamlessly elevates the humdrum moments to the sublime. . . . His attitude that 'poetry is communication' is refreshing in an era when so many poets seem to be babbling to themselves, giving us pages ripped out of their narcissistic diaries.- --San Francisco Chronicle -Ted Kooser is a poet whose company will always be welcome, whether in Nebraska or in East Anglia.- --Hudson Review -Will one day rank alongside of Edgar Lee Masters, Robert Frost, and William Carlos Williams.- --Minneapolis Tribune Now that he has been appointed Poet Laureate of the United States, he should receive the readership he deserves. TLS (Times Literary Supplements) His trademark star turn: Kooser smoothly, seamlessly elevates the humdrum moments to the sublime. . . . His attitude that poetry is communication is refreshing in an era when so many poets seem to be babbling to themselves, giving us pages ripped out of their narcissistic diaries. San Francisco Chronicle Ted Kooser is a poet whose company will always be welcome, whether in Nebraska or in East Anglia. Hudson Review Will one day rank alongside of Edgar Lee Masters, Robert Frost, and William Carlos Williams. Minneapolis Tribune His trademark star turn: Kooser smoothly, seamlessly elevates the humdrum moments to the sublime. . . . His attitude that 'poetry is communication' is refreshing in an era when so many poets seem to be babbling to themselves, giving us pages ripped out of their narcissistic diaries. -- San Francisco Chronicle

Book Information

ISBN: 9780822958772
Publication date: 31st March 2005
Author: Ted Kooser
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 152 pages
Categories: Poetry by individual poets,

About Ted Kooser

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 ...

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