Poetry

Review: “Splitting an Order” by Ted Kooser

November 13, 2014
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This is the work of Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser: to chisel away at the stone of everyday life and discover the poetry already hiding inside. Kooser’s new collection, Splitting an Order (Copper Canyon Press, $23), does just that: Kooser’s careful observations of objects, animals, people and places reveal the […]

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Memorial Day 2013

May 26, 2013

Dulce Et Decorum Est Wilfred Owen Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind; […]

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Psalm 8 — A Poem

December 23, 2012

Psalm 8 I stare into the night, straining to see past the stars, trying to catch a glimpse of your hands. My hands reach out, clean and pale and soft, the darkness slides between my fingers. Yours must be worn and tired, the scarred hands of a sculptor whose work has faded into obscurity. The […]

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