The News Observer paints a detailed picture of his life and includes videos with Stephenson reading his poetry. I like that this man came from the earth, a farm boy who knew about things that I grew up knowing. I feel that I can relate to his words, images and his message. Like Ted Koozer who was Poet Laureate of the United States, he speaks to all of us.
Click on this link. to learn more about Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson.