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Showing posts with label poet laureate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label poet laureate. Show all posts

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Poet Laureate from 2004 - 2006

I like to share interesting people and writers with my readers. From the first time I read poetry by Ted Kooser, I knew I liked this man. I have his books and he is a Facebook Friend. I visit his website and FB page often. He is of my generation and I relate to his writing. I enjoy his poetry about rural life because I write about my rural life. I grew up on a farm in south Georgia and now live in a small rural county in the mountains of North Carolina. There are similarities in our lives although he lives in Nebraska and I live in the south. I hope you will read about him and read some of his poetry. I would like to know what you think.

I like people who like dogs. This is Ted Kooser and friends.

About Ted

Ted Kooser is a poet and essayist, a Presidential Professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He 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. He worked for many years in the life insurance business, retiring in 1999 as a vice president. He and his wife, Kathleen Rutledge, the retired editor of The Lincoln Journal Star, live on an acreage near the village of Garland, Nebraska. He has a son, Jeff, and two granddaughters, Margaret and Penelope.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

An Anniversary of Verse NC Poetry Society Celebrates 80th Year with Statewide Readings

2012 marks the 80th year of the North Carolina Poetry Society, and the Society and its friends and members are celebrating that anniversary with a series of readings across the state organized by and featuring NC's most prestigious poets.

It all begins with the state's current Poet Laureate, Joseph Bathanti, on November 29. The reading and Open Mic to be held at 3:30 at the Scholars Bookshop (Appalachian State's university bookstore) will include ASU professors and poets Hilda Downer and Lynn Doyle.

Six other readings will be held on December 1.

In Charlotte, Myers Park Baptist Church will host organizer Tony Abbott, Morri Creech, Annalee Kwochka, Alan Michael Parker, Dannye Romine Powell, David Radavich, and Lisa Zerkle at 2:00.

The Regulator Bookshop in Durham will feature readings by Betty Adcock, Noel Crook, and Marylin Hervieux also at 2:00.

Former state Poet Laureate, Kay Byer will host Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Joe Mills, and Julie Suk at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva at 3:00.

Another former state Poet Laureate, Fred Chappell, will be featured along with Malaika King Albrecht, Terry Kennedy, Val Nieman, and John Thomas York at the Community Arts Café in Winston-Salem at 2:00.

Peter Makuck and Mark Cox will read at St. Francis by the Sea in Salter Path at 4:00.

And Shelby Stephenson, Alex Albright, Marty Silverthorne, and Jim Clark will participate in a marathon reading from 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM at the R.A. Fountain General Store in Fountain.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the NC Poetry Society website at

Thanks to Scott Owens for the above post. The bold and red text is my own.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Do You Know Ted Kooser?

One of my favorite poets is Ted Kooser, a former poet Laureate of the United States. He recently published on his site a poem by former NC poet Laureate , Kathryn Stripling Byer.

Click here and read Byer's poem.

This is great! Two of my favorite modern poets together.