Flying at Night

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Flying at Night

Poems 1965-1985

By Ted Kooser

University of Pittsburgh Press, Paperback, 9780822958772, 142pp.

Publication Date: March 11, 2005

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.'"

About the Author
Ted Kooser was the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006 and won a Pulitzer Prize for his book of Poems Delight & Shadows. His picture books include Bag in the Wind, also illustrated by Barry Root, and House Help Up by Trees, a New York Times Book Review 10 Best Illustrated Children's Books, illustrated by Jon Klassen.