We are fortunate to offer a remarkable collaboration of words and images
pairing 13th U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser's poetry and Michael's
photographs. Cards are signed by both Mike and Ted.
Meet Ted Kooser!
Here in Nebraska, we think everyone knows who this man is, but just in case –
Ted Kooser is a poet and essayist, a Presidential Professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served as the U. S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and his book Delights & Shadows won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His writing is known for its clarity, precision and accessibility. He worked for many years in the life insurance business, retiring in 1999 as a vice president. He and his wife, Kathleen Rutledge, the retired editor of The Lincoln Journal Star, live on an acreage near the village of Garland, Nebraska. He has a son, Jeff, and a granddaughter, Margaret.
To find out more about the poet, visit:
or hear an NPR interview with Ted.