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Copper Canyon Press

Delights & Shadows

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Title: Delights & Shadows
Author: Ted Kooser
ISBN: 9781556592010
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Published: 2004
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Publisher Description:
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Ted Kooser, who served as United States Poet Laureate (2004-2006), is a poet who works toward clarity and accessibility, so that each distinctive poem appears to be as fresh and bright and spontaneous as a good watercolor painting. He is a haiku-like imagist who imbues his poems with tender wisdom," and draws inspiration from the overlooked details of daily life.

Praise for Delights and Shadows:

Ted Kooser...has a genius for making the ordinary sacred.--The New York Times

A sense of wonder and compassion runs through this Pulitzer Prize winning volume... Kooser's poetry is understated yet manages to skillfully illuminate the small moments of life.--Christian Science Monitor

[Kooser] brushes poems over ordinary objects, revealing metaphysical themes that way an investigator dusts for fingerprints. His language is so controlled and convincing that one can't help but feel significant truths behind his lines.--The Philadelphia Inquirer

There is a sense of quiet amazement at the core of all Kooser's work, but it especially seems to animate his new collection of poems, Delights & Shadows. Every delight is shadowed by darkness in this book of small wonders and hard dualisms.--Edward Hirsch, The Washington Post

Delights and Shadows is a book with a deep stillness at its center, perfectly self-contained.--Carol Muske-Dukes, Los Angeles Times

Kooser's ninth collection of poems reflects the simple and remarkable things of everyday life. That he often sees things we do not would be delight enough, but more amazing is exactly what he sees. Nothing escapes him; everything is illuminated....Highly recommended.--Library Journal

Few poets depict the Midwest so accurately or with such tender regard... Kooser excels at the brief, imagistic poem.--The Kansas City Star

Delights and Shadows raises the voice of the poet above everything el