The University of Kansas Libraries
Ted Kooser to read at KU April 12
September 2, 2010
Former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser will read from his works at a University of Kansas Libraries event on Monday, April 12. The reading, celebrating National Poetry Month, will be held at the Oread Inn at 7 p.m.; a special meet-and-greet reception for Vosper Society members will precede the reading at 5:30 p.m.
Kooser served as the U. S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and his book “Delights & Shadows” won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His writing is known for its clarity, precision and accessibility, and is often inspired by the people and landscape of the American Midwest. His memoir “Lights on a Ground of Darkness” was named one of the top 20 indie publications of fall 2009 by Publishers Weekly. Kooser makes his home in Nebraska, where he is a Presidential Professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.