Delights & Shadows

Delights & Shadows

Ted Kooser


Publish yr note: First released January 1st 2004
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Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

"Kooser files the dignities, conduct and small griefs of lifestyle, our starvation for connection, our fight to discover balance."—Poetry

"[Kooser] brushes poems over usual gadgets, revealing metaphysical issues that method an investigator dusts for fingerprints. His language is so managed and convincing that one can't aid yet believe major truths at the back of his lines." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Delights & Shadows increases the voice of the poet above every thing else. every one brief, vibrant poem at the web page reads as though it have been being spoken aloud. information about cemeteries, dictionaries, a doctor's ready room, and a jar of buttons bristle with sound and know-how. Kooser's skill to take advantage of short lyrics to compose a song of discovery and regeneration makes his paintings radiant and consuming." —Bloomsbury Review

[bTed Kooser[/b] is a grasp of metaphor, a poet who deftly connects disparate parts of the area and communicates with absolute precision. Critics name him a "haiku-like imagist" and his poems were in comparison to Chekov's brief tales. In Delights and Shadows, Kooser attracts proposal from the missed info of way of life. Quotidian gadgets like a pegboard, creamed corn and a forgotten salesman's trophy support show the impressive in what ahead of used to be a only traditional world.

Ted Kooser is the writer of 8 collections of poems and a prose memoir. He lives on a small farm in rural Nebraska.

Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2005)

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