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Kooser, Ted

Works: 197 works in 401 publications in 2 languages and 25,357 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Nature stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  History 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: PS3561.O6, 811.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ted Kooser
Flying at night : poems 1965-1985 by Ted Kooser( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is a compilation of poems from the 13th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. HIs books have been awarded the Society of Midland Authors Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Stanley Kunitz Prize, the James Boatwright Prize, and two Prairie Schooner Awards. He was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
Delights & Shadows by Ted Kooser( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a Poet Laureate of the United States, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is a master of metaphor, a poet who deftly connects disparate elements of the world and communicates with absolute precision. Critics call him a "haiku-like imagist" and his poems have been compared to Chekov's short stories. In these poems, the author draws inspiration from the overlooked details of daily life. Quotidian objects like a pegboard, creamed corn and a forgotten salesman's trophy help reveal the remarkable in what before was a merely ordinary world
Valentines by Ted Kooser( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For Valentine's Day 1986, Ted Kooser wrote "Pocket Poem" and sent the tender, thoughtful composition to fifty women friends, starting an annual tradition that would persist for the next twenty-one years. Printed on postcards, the poems were mailed to a list of recipients that eventually grew to more than 2,500 women all over the United States. Valentines collects Kooser's twenty-two years of Valentine's Day Poems. complemented with illustrations by Robert Hanna and a new poem appearing for the first time."--Jacket
Writing brave and free : encouraging words for people who want to start writing by Ted Kooser( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sometimes setting pen to paper requires bravery, and writing well means breaking free of the rules learned in school. Liberating and emboldening the beginning writer are the goals of Ted Kooser and Steve Cox in this spirited book of practical wisdom that brings to bear decades of invaluable experience in writing, teaching, editing, and publishing. Unlike how to write books that dwell on the angst and the agony of the trade, Writing Brave and Free is upbeat and accessible. The focus here is the work itself: how to get started and how to keep going, and never is heard a discouraging word such as no, not, or never. Because of the wealth of their experience, the authors can offer the sort of practical publishing advice that novices need and yet rarely find. Organized in brief, user-friendly chapters--on everything from sensory details to a work environment, from creating suspense to revising and taking criticism--the book allows aspiring (and practicing) writers to dip in anywhere and find something of value"--Publisher description
The poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poets by Ted Kooser( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains advice from United States poet laureate Ted Kooser on the art of writing poetry with insights and tools to help writing, revising, and practicing
Sure signs : new and selected poems by Ted Kooser( )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of Ted Kooser's Sure Signs: New and Selected Poems is a literary event of major importance. Long admired and praised by other poets, Kooser is also accesible to the reader not familiar with contemporary poetry
Weather central by Ted Kooser( )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume forecasts the best of Ted Kooser's poetry: a steady voice, arresting and memorable images, and vigorous play in metaphor that can nourish the human soul
The wheeling year : a poet's field book by Ted Kooser( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ted Kooser sees a writer's workbooks as the stepping-stones on which a poet makes his way across the stream of experience toward a poem. Because those wobbly stones are only inches above the quotidian rush, what's jotted there has an immediacy that is intimate and close to life. Kooser, winner of the Pultizer Prize and a former U.S. poet laureate, has filled scores of workbooks. The Wheeling Year offers a sequence of contemplative prose observations about nature, place, and time arranged according to the calendar year. Written by one of America's most beloved poets, this book is published in the year in which Kooser turns seventy-five, with sixty years of workbooks stretching behind him."--
House held up by trees by Ted Kooser( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built on a treeless yard by a family who cleared away all the sprouting trees on the property, a house is eventually abandoned and left to deteriorate on a lot that is gradually overrun by wild trees, in a poignant tale of loss, change, and nature's quiet triumph
Bag in the wind by Ted Kooser( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One cold, spring morning, an ordinary grocery bag begins blowing around a landfill, then as it travels down a road, through a stream, and into a town, it is used in various ways by different people, many of whom do not even notice it
Braided Creek : a conversation in poetry by Jim Harrison( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents brief poems originally exchanged by the longtime friends in their letters to each other, exploring such topics as the natural world, aging, and the nature of poetry
Splitting an order by Ted Kooser( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize winner and best selling poet Ted Kooser calls attention to the intimacies of life through commonplace objects and occurrences: an elderly couple sharing a sandwich is a study in transcendent love, while a tattered packet of spinach seeds calls forth innate human potential. This long-awaited collection from the former U.S. Poet Laureate--ten years in the making--is rich with quiet and profound magnificence
The woods are on fire : new and selected poems by Fleda Brown Jackson( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to My Ántonia by Willa Cather : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Willa Cather's novel about the spirited daughter of a Bohemian immigrant family planning to farm on the untamed land of nineteenth century Nebraska
American tensions : literature of identity and the search for social justice : stories, poems, and essays addressing the most pressing issues of our time( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"American Tensions is an anthology of American poetry, short-fiction, and non-fiction that explores issues of identity, environmental justice, and social change in the United States. Comprised of pieces from 1980 to 2010, the work addresses the shifting perspectives and changing role of writing in the social justice field"--Provided by publisher
Winter morning walks : one hundred postcards to Jim Harrison by Ted Kooser( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blizzard voices by Ted Kooser( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a collection of poems recording the devastation unleashed on the Great Plains by the blizzard of January 12, 1888"--Back cover
The bell in the bridge by Ted Kooser( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Charlie visits his hardworking grandparents in the summer, he often is left to himself, and he is lonely. So he goes out to play by the stream, with a tin can for tadpoles, a special weed-whacking stick, and stones to drop from the iron bridge. One day he notices that when he strikes the bridge with a big stone, it rings with a bong like a church bell and echoes into the valley. And sometimes a faint, very distant, different-sounding bong comes back. Is it an echo of an echo? Or could someone else, like him, be ringing another bridge altogether?
One world at a time by Ted Kooser( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day Carl Sandburg died( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration into the life and work of the iconic American, Carl Sandburg. From an impoverished youth on the prairie of Illinois to the halls of Congress and international notoriety, it was a tale of perseverance and success. During his lifetime he was revered, becoming one of the most successful writers of the 20th century, but when he died in 1967, his legacy suffered an unusual and inexplicably fast decline. His work was disparaged and his remarkable life all but forgotten
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Delights & Shadows
Delights & ShadowsValentinesWriting brave and free : encouraging words for people who want to start writingThe poetry home repair manual : practical advice for beginning poetsSure signs : new and selected poemsWeather centralBag in the windBraided Creek : a conversation in poetry
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