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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ted Kooser. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ted Kooser, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ted Kooser. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ted Kooser, often where they are interviewed.

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August 26th | Kodiak Island Earthquake, Pete Ladd big feet & Ted Kooser

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Song: Wilco Town: Kodiak Island, Alaska Player: Pete Ladd Book: Kooser

Aug 26 2020 · 33mins
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June 29th | Ferrying cops to Fisher Island, “Gary, the Wall!”, and the lost poem of Ted Kooser

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Song: Golden State by Delta Spirit. Town: Fishers Island, NY. Player: Gary Geiger. Book: Sure Signs by Ted Kooser

Jun 29 2020 · 39mins

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June 9th | Luis Ayala uses Giant Glove (in practice), Old Roller Coaster & Ted Kooser

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Song: Growin Up by Springsteen. Town: Hull Ma, Player: Luis Ayala. Book: Sure Signs by Ted Kooser

Jun 09 2020 · 33mins
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Episode #093 Andrew Shaw and Ted Kooser's "Kindest Regards" Reviewed

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Andrew Shaw from Port Townsend, Washington reads from "Couplets" and talks about his Silent Academy project. Host, Charlie Rossiter reviews former U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser’s new book, Kindest Regards: New and Selected Poems.

Find out more about the Silent Academy, here: https://www.silentacademy.com/?v=7516fd43adaa
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Episode #057 Abandoned Farmhouse - Ted Kooser

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Connor and Jack take a detour into American gothic territory with Ted Kooser's eerie "Abandoned Farmhouse." They hone in on what makes the poem so creepy, how the specific and the unnamed work together to heighten its unsettling atmosphere, and end up reflecting on how it almost sounds like a horrific children's book.

Read the poem below.

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Abandoned Farmhouse
By: Ted Kooser

He was a big man, says the size of his shoes
on a pile of broken dishes by the house;
a tall man too, says the length of the bed
in an upstairs room; and a good, God-fearing man,
says the Bible with a broken back
on the floor below the window, dusty with sun;
but not a man for farming, say the fields
cluttered with boulders and the leaky barn.

A woman lived with him, says the bedroom wall
papered with lilacs and the kitchen shelves
covered with oilcloth, and they had a child,
says the sandbox made from a tractor tire.
Money was scarce, say the jars of plum preserves
and canned tomatoes sealed in the cellar hole.
And the winters cold, say the rags in the window frames.
It was lonely here, says the narrow country road.

Something went wrong, says the empty house
in the weed-choked yard. Stones in the fields
say he was not a farmer; the still-sealed jars
in the cellar say she left in a nervous haste.
And the child? Its toys are strewn in the yard
like branches after a storm—a rubber cow,
a rusty tractor with a broken plow,
a doll in overalls. Something went wrong, they say.
Feb 22 2019 · 42mins
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Prosody: Prosody – Ted Kooser

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Ted Kooser is a poet and essayist, a professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and most recently, the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 - 2006.
Sep 02 2008 · 29mins
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Ted Kooser at UC Davis

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and recent US poet laureate Ted Kooser gives a public reading and answer questions on his art during a visit to UC Davis. [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 12031]
Jan 01 2007 · 56mins
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Ted Kooser at UC Davis

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and recent US poet laureate Ted Kooser gives a public reading and answer questions on his art during a visit to UC Davis. [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 12031]
Jan 01 2007 · 56mins
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Prosody: Prosody featuring US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser

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US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser talks about his work with Prosody Host Jan Beatty
Apr 06 2006 · 29mins
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Poetry Reading: Ted Kooser

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U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-2006) Ted Kooser is a major poetic voice for rural and small town America and the award-winning author of ten collections of poetry, most recently 2004's Pulitzer Prize-winning Delights and Shadows. Nebraskan Kooser often draws from his native Great Plains and his poems are acclaimed for their simple, straightforward style. Kooser reads from his poetry before a standing-room only audience in Campbell Hall at UC Santa Barbara. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Show ID: 9537]
Aug 01 2005 · 58mins
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