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Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser, the US Poet Laureate from 2004 to 2006, is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, including Delights and Shadows (Copper Canyon, 2004), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry; and Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps (Nebraska, 2002). His latest book, Valentines, was published in February by the University of Nebraska Press.


Dead Fly

Fall 2008 | Poetry

This black sedan lies on its top
on the kitchen window sill, its wheels
in the air, its battery drained,
the oil trickling into the cylinders.