"[Kooser] is a major poetic voice for rural and small-town America and the first Poet Laureate chosen from the Great Plains. His verse reaches beyond his native region to touch on universal themes in accessible ways."--James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress. "Ted Kooser demonstrates that you can be both accessible and truly excellent... He's the sort of poet people love to read."--Dana Gioia, poet and author of Can Poetry Matter? "Kooser's Poetry Home Repair Manual is marked by impeccable clarity and focus of dedication, and the absolute integrity that characterize Kooser's other works; I should also add the important qualities of generous and lively good humor and gentle, thoughtful persuasion. During more than forty years of teaching college students, I examined hundreds of books designed to help young writers and readers, and I am pleased to report that this book is by far the best of them all."--George Garrett, the Poet Laureate of Virginia.
About the Author
Ted Kooser, former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (2004-2006), is a visiting professor in the English department of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a retired insurance executive. He is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Delights & Shadows." His prose book, "Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps," won numerous awards, including the Barnes and Noble Discover Award for nonfiction finalist, and is available in a Bison Books edition.