Poetry Review: “November 17” by Ted Kooser

Continuing November’s poetic theme of poetry featuring stars, today’s poem comes from Ted Kooser’s enjoyable little volume, Winter Morning Walks: one hundred postcards to Jim Harrison. The idea behind Winter Morning Walk is a simple one: a poetic journal of Kooser’s morning walks … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Selecting a Reader” by Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser, like Wallace Stevens, made his real money as a vice-president of an insurance company. Rather than spending his days, as most poets do now, teaching writing to MFA students, Kooser spent his working a real job.  The fact … Continue reading

Poetry Review: “Flying by Night” by Ted Kooser

One of the truisms of American poetry is that some of the most original poetry written in the 20th Century was written by non-professional poets. That is, poets who had their primary careers in fields other than writing or teaching … Continue reading