Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate October 2004 - May 2005

What is the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry of the United States?
The Librarian of Congress appoints a Poet Laureate to increase the country's awareness and appreciation of poetry.

Who is Ted Kooser?
Ted Kooser was born in Iowa, but moved to the Husker state in the 1960s. He worked for many years at Lincoln Benefit Life and was Vice President at the time he retired. He lives on an acreage near Garland, Nebraska.

Does Ted Kooser have any connection with Lincoln City Libraries?
He was the first president of the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association, which supports the Heritage Room. He has served on the Library Board of Trustees and is a former Lincoln City Library Foundation Board Member.

Where can I find out more?
Heritage Room staff have compiled additional information about Ted Kooser and a list of his works held by Lincoln City Libraries.

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