Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985

Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985

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by Ted Kooser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822958775

ISBN-13: 9780822958772

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

Named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2004-2006, Ted Kooser is one of America's masters of the short metaphorical poem. Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation.

In Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, Kooser has selected poems from two of his earlier works, Sure Signs and One World at a Time

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Named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2004-2006, Ted Kooser is one of America's masters of the short metaphorical poem. Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation.

In Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, Kooser has selected poems from two of his earlier works, Sure Signs and One World at a Time (1985). Taken together or read one at a time, these poems clearly show why William Cole, writing in the Saturday Review, called Ted Kooser "a wonderful poet," and why Peter Stitt, writing in the Georgia Review, proclaimed him "a skilled and cunning writer. . . . An authentic 'poet of the American people.'"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822958772
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
742,634
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Selecting a reader3
First snow4
An old photograph5
The constellation Orion6
The salesman7
Old soldiers' home8
Self-portrait at thirty-nine9
Christmas Eve10
Visiting mountains11
The leaky faucet12
A frozen stream13
Living near the rehabilitation home14
Late February15
A drive in the country17
Spring plowing18
Sitting all evening alone in the kitchen19
Sure signs20
A summer night21
In a country cemetery in Iowa22
The man with the hearing aid23
The very old24
Walking beside a creek25
Book club26
At the end of the weekend28
Uncle Adler29
In the corners of fields30
How to make rhubarb wine31
Late lights in Minnesota33
The afterlife34
A widow35
So this is Nebraska36
Fort Robinson38
How to foretell a change in the weather39
Snow fence41
In an old apple orchard42
An empty place43
After the funeral : cleaning out the medicine cabinet44
The grandfather cap45
Shooting a farmhouse46
Beer bottle48
Sleeping cat49
North of alliance50
Late September51
Carrie52
For a friend53
Grandfather54
Looking for you, Barbara55
Pocket poem56
Moles57
Notes on the death of Nels Paulssen, farmer, at the ripe old age of 9358
Advice59
After my grandmother's funeral60
A hot night in wheat country61
Five P.M.62
Abandoned farmhouse63
The blind always come as such a surprise64
Furnace65
West window66
Boarding house67
A letter from Aunt Belle68
At the bait stand69
The tattooed lady70
A death at the office71
There is always a little wind72
The widow Lester73
Houses at the edge of town74
The old woman75
A place in Kansas76
Tom Ball's barn77
My grandfather dying78
The red wing church79
Highway 3080
Birthday81
The failed suicide82
The goldfish floats to the top of his life83
They had torn off my face at the office84
Year's end85
New Year's Day86
Walking to work87
Sunday morning88
Flying at night91
A fencerow in early March92
Just now93
A birthday card94
In the basement of the Goodwill store95
Camera96
A room in the past97
In January, 196298
Tillage marks99
A child's grave marker100
Father101
At midnight104
Central105
The fan in the window106
Myrtle107
Daddy longlegs108
Good-bye109
The giant slide110
A roadside shrine in Kansas111
Decoration day112
A Monday in May113
A buffalo skull114
Laundry115
The mouse116
Ladder117
Walking at noon near the Burlington Depot in Lincoln, Nebraska118
A patch of sunlight120
Carp121
At the center122
A sunset123
The ride124
At nightfall125
At the office early126
Cleaning a bass127
An empty shotgun shell128
A quarter moon just before dawn129
A letter130
Latvian neighborhood131
The Voyager II satellite132
The witness133
As the president spoke134
The pitch135
The sigh136
The onion woman137
Hobo jungle138
An August night139
The urine specimen140
Geronimo's mirror141
Porch swing in September142

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