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by Ted Kooser

  • Author: Ted Kooser
  • ISBN: 0822958775
  • ISBN13: 978-0822958772
  • ePub: 1102 kb | FB2: 1310 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Poetry
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press; 1 edition (March 11, 2005)
  • Pages: 142
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Flying At Night: Poems 1965-1985 (Pitt Poetry Series) ePub download

Flying At Night: Poems 1. .has been added to your Cart. In "Flying at Night" Kooser reflects the events of the reader's own life. Time and again when you read his poems you catch yourself saying "I saw that, I heard it, I felt that way once".

Flying At Night: Poems 1. But you forgot it and never would have remembered unless he reminded you.

Flying At Night: Poems 1965-1985 (Pitt Poetry Series). These are three poems I liked from a book that two of Kooser’s earlier books of poems, Signs (1980) and One World at a Time (1985)

Flying At Night: Poems 1965-1985 (Pitt Poetry Series). 0822958775 (ISBN13: 9780822958772). These are three poems I liked from a book that two of Kooser’s earlier books of poems, Signs (1980) and One World at a Time (1985).

Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation. In Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, Kooser has selected poems from two of his earlier works, Sure Signs and One World at a Time (1985). An authentic 'poet of the American people. University of Pittsburgh Press, 20 сент. Published September 20th 2005 by University of Pittsburgh Press. Flying At Night: Poems 1965-1985 (ebook).

Ted Kooser is known for his poetry and essays that celebrate the quotidian . Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 2005.

Ted Kooser is known for his poetry and essays that celebrate the quotidian and capture a vanishing way of life. Populated by farmers, family ancestors, and heirlooms, Kooser’s poems reflect his abiding interest in the past while offering clear-eyed appraisal of its hardships. Valentines, University of Nebraska Press (Lincoln, NE), 2008.

Below us, some farmer, feeling the chill of that distant death, snaps on his yard light, drawing his sheds and barn back into the little system of his care.

Ted Kooser (Ames, Iowa). Below us, some farmer, feeling the chill of that distant death, snaps on his yard light, drawing his sheds and barn back into the little system of his care. All night, the cities, like shimmering novas, tug with bright streets at lonely lights like his. Ted Kooser. Poems by Ted Kooser : 7, 11. prev. Stephen Loomes (6/30/2018 2:36:00 AM). All occurring in an infinite system of care, or meaninglessly random?

Kooser writes short, concise poems with fairly straightforward meaning. I love Ted Kooser's poetry. So seemingly simple, yet so complex.

Kooser writes short, concise poems with fairly straightforward meaning. His work is a good choice for teaching imagery and meter.

Beneath us, constellations. Reprinted by permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press. find poems find poets poem-a-day library (texts, books & more) materials for teachers poetry near you. Flying at Night. Beneath us, constellations. Five billion miles away, a galaxy dies like a snowflake falling on water. Ted Kooser was born in Ames, Iowa in 1939. Receive a new poem in your inbox daily.

Ted Kooser's "Flying at Night" seems oddly, if not misleadingly, titled; the .

Ted Kooser's "Flying at Night" seems oddly, if not misleadingly, titled; the merits of these poems derive mostly from staying close to earth. A retired vice president of an insurance company in Lincoln, Nebraska, Kooser sets poem after poem out among the open-ended, wind-ransacked Great Plains.

Named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2004-2006, Ted Kooser is one of America's masters of the short metaphorical poem. Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation.In Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, Kooser has selected poems from two of his earlier works, Sure Signs and One World at a Time (1985). Taken together or read one at a time, these poems clearly show why William Cole, writing in the Saturday Review, called Ted Kooser "a wonderful poet," and why Peter Stitt, writing in the Georgia Review, proclaimed him "a skilled and cunning writer. . . . An authentic 'poet of the American people.'"
Shaktit
Just the perfect light but profound poetry collection that you can return to again and again for its profound, humorous and crystalline musings.
These are poems that seem both unique, yet somehow familiar, even though the same poem can take a different meaning each time it is read.
There is a simple sometimes dusty tone to most of these poems, befitting the author's farmland background. But even a city boy like me can relate to them for their surprising clarity and depth. This a go to book for me (yes I have the paper version), for trips to the beach or park or when I'm done with the Sunday papers on a gloaming winter day. Mr. Kooser is a poet for the people, as long as the people take the leisurely time, as each poem seems to be written, to allow it to reveal its simple beauty and depth. Show this artist his work is appreciated. Buy this book!
Delaath
"like the thin gray scarves
of immigrants
standing in line,
hands in their pockets,
cold fingers
pinching the lint
of their stories"

Thus Ted Kooser interweaves metaphor within metaphor, image within image, in this fine selection of poetry from 20 years of writing. His writing is lucid and simple, but beautiful and evocative. There are no sour notes, no tones of presumption or artificial distancing through obfuscation here.

"The dog gets stiffly up
and limps away, seeking a quiet spot
at the heart of the house. Outside,
in silence, with diamonds in his fur,
the winter night curls round the legs of the trees,
sleepily blinking snowflakes from his lashes."

Mortality hovers over every poem, but its bittersweet knowledge brings forth poetry worth spending time with.
Risinal
I will confess. I've read so much bad poetry in my life I usually take every opportunity to skip it. In the last decade I have made grudging exceptions, primarily Frost's and Dickinson's works and the obscure and long out of print poems of McKinley Cash, author of "Poems of Our Times", "The Cadence of Living" and "Alabama Folk Testament".

My late discovery of Kooser has come as a pleasant surprise. I mentally classify his work with my favorite prose writers, I think because it evokes the same emotions as (The Martian Chronicles,Dandelion Wine and Illusions.

In "Flying at Night" Kooser reflects the events of the reader's own life. Time and again when you read his poems you catch yourself saying "I saw that, I heard it, I felt that way once". But you forgot it and never would have remembered unless he reminded you. The poems are short, pithy and transparent. In eleven lines he summarizes a man's lifetime of regret over his burned farmhouse, in another thirteen he brings back the carnival of your youth, in a brief seven he says goodbye to Winter.

This is the second of Kooser's books I've bought. It won't be the last.
Ndyardin
I'm disappointed that so much of the poetry being published these days is mediocre. (As the author of reams of lousy poetry myself, I'm something of an authority on flinch-worthy verse.) So thank God for Ted Kooser! His work is unobscure without being trite, beautifully crafted without being self-consciously clever, and is genuinely moving. No wonder they made him Poet Laureate. And this is one of his finest books.
Thundershaper
Not as good as "Delights and Shadows", but not many are. Typical Kooser poetry, but just a bit more esoteric than most. This is very good, but if you have to get just one "Delights and Shadows" is better.
Marinara
An outstanding collection of poems. Ted Kooser is a master.
Kitaxe
Ted Kooser is the poet for the rest of us. Mr. Kooser shuns intellectual poetry, the kind that makes you feel you need an interpreter to understand it. His poems are down-to-earth, rooted in an intense love for the simple pleasures of life. He lives on a farm in Nebraska and his work resonates with images from this rural lifestyle. This was the first book of poetry I willfully sought out and bought since college; reading it has been pure delight.
Kooser's hometown approach to poetry makes for fascinating images. He uses specific events and settings to philosophize about the human experience. Much of his work evokes universal emotions.
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