Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday’s Inspiration: Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, Via Writer’s Relief


While we can find a source of inspiration in many things, it’s always a pleasure to find a person who inspires, by their work, their life, and their achievements.

This is certainly true of two time Poet Laureate of the United States, Ted Kooser. In this interview with Writer’s Relief, the poet talks about his work and his philosophy.

Asked what gave him the most joy when writing, he gave this wonderful reply: “It happens when I am sitting with my notebook, picking away at a poem, and suddenly something wonderful unexpectedly rushes in from my blind side and I exclaim, “Yowie! Did I just write that?”

Wouldn’t we all like to feel like that more often?

Here’s the link to the article in Writer’s Relief – just click on the photograph or the poet’s name and it will take you there!

A two-time United States Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser is the TedKooserauthor of eleven full-length collections of poetry, including Weather Central and Delights and Shadows, winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize.

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