Entry for February 19, 2006

Ted Kooser, the United States Poet Laureate, pictured above, from his page on the Library of Congress website, will come  Salem Virginia’s  Roanoke College  to give a public reading this coming Thursday, February 23  at 8 p.m.

If you’d like to hear Kooser reading his poems before then, Poetpoet.com has a video archive reading at the Poetry Society of America.

You can read “Carrie,” “Tattoo,” “Father,”At the Cancer Clinic,” and “Skater” from Delights and Shadow, which won the 2005 Pulitzer in poetry at NPR’s site.   NPR also has an article and the poem “Dishwater” from that book and “Selecting a Reader and ” “So this is Nebraska” from Flying at Night (2005) and a prose selection from Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps  and readings from the Library of Congress here from All Things Considered on 10/19/2005.   A Terry Gross  Fresh Air interview from 4/4/05  is here. 

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