Flying at Night

Flying at Night

Poems 1965-1985

By Ted Kooser

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

Publication Date: March 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
As Poet Laureate of the United States, Ted Kooser launched the weekly poetry column "American Life in Poetry," which appears in over 100 newspapers nationwide. He is the author of ten books of poems, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Delights & Shadows. He lives in Nebraska.