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Ted Kooser: Items in Lincoln City Libraries' Collections


Throughout this listing, “Heritage” in the call number indicates the book is not a circulating copy and must be used in the “Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors” during normal operating hours. Ask your librarian for details.

Poetry Collections (or other books)
by Ted Kooser

• Official Entry Blank: Poems 811 Koo [1969]
• Grass County (Chapbook) Heritage 811 Koo [1971]
• Twenty Poems 811 Koo [1973]
• A Local Habitation and a Name 811 Koo [1974]
• Shooting a Farmhouse [and] So This is Nebraska
Heritage 811 Koo [1975]
• Not Coming to Be Barked At: Poems 811 Koo
• Hatcher (Graphic Novel) Kooser [1978]
• Old Marriage and New 811 Koo [1978]
• Cottonwood County 811 Klo [1979]
with William Kloefkorn
• Sure Signs: New and Selected Poems 811 Koo
• Weather Central 811 Koo [1984]
• One World at a Time 811 Koo [1985]
• Blizzard Voices 811 Koo [1986]
• A Book of Things Heritage 811 Koo [1995]
• A Decade of Ted Kooser Valentines: 1987 - 1996
Heritage 811 Koo [1996]
• Journey to a Place of Work: A Poet in the World
of Business
658.314 Koo [1998]
• Winter Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to
Jim Harrison
811 Koo [2000]
• Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps
917.823 Koo [2002]
• Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry 811 Har
[2003] with Jim Harrison
• Delights & Shadows: Poems 811 Koo [2004]
• The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice
for Beginning Poets
808.1 Koo [2005]
• Lights on a Ground of Darkness: An Evocation of a
Place and Time
Heritage B M845k [2005]
• Out of that Moment: Twenty-one Years of Valentines,
811 Koo [2006]
• Writing Brave and Free: Encouraging Words for People
who Want to Start Writing
808.02 Koo [2006] With Steve Cox
• Valentines. With an Introduction by the Poet. Illustrated
by Robert Hanna. 1986-2007 811 Koo [2008]
• Bag in the Wind. Illustrated by Barry Root. [2010] jKooser

Anthologies including poems or other work
by Ted Kooser

• The Pushcart Prize 810.8 Pus vol IX has a
Kooser poem
• The New Salt Creek Reader Heritage Periodical
New [1967-75]
• A Bestiary 811 Sch [1973] Includes one Kooser poem
• Heartland II: Poets of the Midwest 811.08 Hea [1975]
• Voyages to the Inland Sea VI: Essays and Poems
811.08 Voy v.6 [1976]
• Silent Voices: Recent American Poems on Nature
Heritage 811.08 Fer [1978]
• Brother Songs: A Male Anthology of Poetry 811.08
Per [1979]
• Blue Hotel Heritage Periodical Blu [Jan 1980]
• Windflower Home Almanac of Poetry 811.08 Win
• On Common Ground 811.08 San [1983]
• Poetspeak: In Their Work, About Their Work,
a Selection
811.08 Jan [1983]
• Three Rivers, Ten Years 811.08 Cos [1983]
Includes one Kooser poem.
• Christmas in the Midwest 813.08 And [1984]
Illustration by Kooser.
• Out Here Heritage 811 Rat [1984] Cover design
by Kooser.
• Strings: A Gathering of Family Poems j811.08 Jan
• Pocket Poems: Selected for a Journey j811.08 Jan
• Going Over to Your Place: Poems for Each Other
j811.08 Jan [1987]
• As Far as I Can See: Contemporary Writing of the
Middle Plains
810.8 Woo [1989]
• Swamp Root, vol 1 num 4, Summer 1989 Heritage
811.08 Swa [1989]
• Vital Signs: Contemporary American Poetry from the
University Presses
811.08 Wal [1989]
• Dreams in Dry Places 917.82 Bru [1990]
Foreword by Ted Kooser.
• Wellsprings: A Collection From Six Nebraska Poets
811.08 qGeo [1995]
• Wherever Home Begins: 100 Contemporary Poems
811.08 Jan [1995] Includes one Kooser poem.
• The Plains Sense of Things: Eight Poets from
, Nebraska 811.08 San [1997]
• A Man in Love With the Wind 811 Wel [1997]
Commentary by Kooser.
• Christmas on the Great Plains 394.26 ChrYr [2004]
Collection includes "Family" by Ted Kooser.
• Twentieth Century American Poetry 811.9 Twe [2004]
Includes contribution by Kooser.
• The Nebraska Landscape: Images from Home 917.82 For
by Michael Forsberg (photographer). [2006] Foreward by Ted Kooser.
• Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of Poetry. Greg Kosmicki
and Mary K. Stillwell, ed. 811.09 Kos [2007]
Includes four Kooser poems.
• Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild by Michael Forsberg,
[2009] Foreword by Ted Kooser. 917.8 qFor

Audio and Videotapes that include readings
by Ted Kooser

• Ted Kooser: Voices of the Plains Audio 791.447
Voi [1991] Radio broadcast
• Nebraska Humor Month Heritage Video NebH4
BETA [1984]
• The Frontier in Contemporary Literature: Part I
Video 810.9 Fro5 [1985]
• The Frontier in Contemporary Literature: Part II
Video 810.9 Fro6 [1985]
• The Frontier in Contemporary Literature: Part III
Video 810.9 Fro7 [1985]
• Hansen, Kooser, Saiser and Scheele Video 811.08
Han [1999]
• Ted Kooser Reads His Poetry, 1984 Video 811 Koo
• Poetry Nebraska: Lesson #6 Video 811 Koo
• Ted Kooser Reads His Poetry, 1986 Video 811 Koo
• Nebraska, the Individual Voice: Part 2 Video 811
Neb2 [1986]
• Blizzard Voices: A Dramatic Reading Video 812
Koo [1986]
• Poetry: Capturing the Moment with U.S. Poet
Laureate Ted Kooser & Friends
Heritage DVD
811.08 Koo [2005]
• Ted Kooser: Poet. DVD 811 Koo (Kooser reads a single long narrative poem about the Blackhawk War of 1832.) [2008]

Kooser Artwork, Vertical Files and Memorabilia in the Heritage Room

• Ted Kooser, Painting with Poem, "Central," by Kooser. Framed, on Heritage Room East wall.
• Ted Kooser, "Poem for Jane" Poem with Kooser Ink/Watercolor drawing. Signed dedication to Jane Geske, dated Feb. 27, 1982. Framed, on Heritage Room North wall.
• Ted Kooser, Poster, "White Christmas," copyright 1983, signed. Framed on East wall of Heritage Room.
• Ted Kooser, Poster, "Quilt Show Today," copyright 1976, signed. Framed on East wall of Heritage Room.
• Library of Congress, "Ted Kooser United States Poet Laureate 2004-2005." Publicity Poster, framed, on Heritage Room North wall.
• University of Nebraska, "An Evening with Ted Kooser." (The Nebraska Lectures, February 8, 2005) Publicity poster, framed, on library wall outside the Heritage Room.

Vertical Files
All files in the Heritage Room. Files are listed with brief descriptions of contents.

• Kooser, Ted Newspaper clippings and magazine articles about Kooser. Book notices and publicity, event invitations, book marks.
• Kooser, Ted U.S. Poet Laureate Newspaper clippings, book notices and publicity, event publicity, all dating from Kooser's two terms as Poet Laureate, 2004-2006.
• Kooser, Ted (II) Post Poet Laureate events and biographical information Newspaper clippings and book and event notices.
• Kooser, Ted --Biographical Some Kooser C.V.s, some newspaper clippings.
• Kooser, Ted American Life in Poetry, Columns 1-100 Copies of the Kooser columns.
• Kooser, Ted American Life in Poetry, Columns 101-275 Copies of the Kooser columns.
• Kooser, Ted American Life in Poetry, Columns 276- Copies of the Kooser columns.
• Kooser, Ted --The Best Cellar Press (Examples of) Sample chapbooks designed and published by Kooser's Best Cellar Press, all by/for other poets.
• Kooser, Ted Blizzard Voices Announcements, newspaper clippings of reviews, and reviews of performances based on the book.
• Kooser, Ted Lights on a Ground of Darkness Newspaper clippings.
• Kooser, Ted Reviews/Announcements of Works Newspaper clippings, publishers catalogues, advertizing.
• Kooser, Ted Valentines Kooser Valentines, mostly addressed to former Lincoln City Libraries Director Carol Connor. 15 Valentines, 1986-2007. Related newspaper clippings.
• Kooser, Ted Works Ted Kooser, "Bank Fishing For Bluegills," typed one page manuscript on yellow paper with pencil notation "Ted Kooser's original." Newspaper clippings, postcards. Photocopies of Kooser poems and valentines. Kooser poem, "Automated Checkout Machine," one printed page manuscript with Kooser signed post-it note attached. Publication notices. Copies of The Salt Creek Reader, The New Salt Creek Reader, The Last New Salt Creek Reader, Poetry East, The Oak Branch Gazette. Nebraska Repertory Theater poster. Michael Forsberg greeting card, photograph by Forsberg with poem by Ted Kooser, signed by both Forsberg and Kooser.
• Kooser, Ted Works: The Nebraska Professional Issues of newsletter, 1998-2005, with Kooser poems at the end of each issue.

There are several Kooser items in vertical files devoted to other authors, an example would be the manuscript "Remarks for Ruth Rosekrans Hoffman's memorial service, December 2, 2007" by Ted Kooser in the Hoffman biography file. Items of this type, and Kooser letters in NLHA and library business files have never been inventoried. Ask Heritage Room staff for assistance in finding such items.

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