Delights and Shadows Author:Ted Kooser Ted Kooser is a master of metaphor, a poet who deftly connects disparate elements of the world and communicates with absolute precision. Critics call him a "haiku-like imagist" and his poems have been compared to Chekov's short stories. In Delights and Shadows, Kooser draws inspiration from the overlooked details of daily life. Quotidian ... more »objects like a pegboard, creamed corn and a forgotten salesman's trophy help reveal the remarkable in what before was a merely ordinary world."Kooser documents the dignities, habits and small griefs of daily life, our hunger for connection, our struggle to find balance."-PoetryTed Kooser is the author of eight collections of poems and a prose memoir. He lives on a small farm in rural Nebraska.« less
I had the privilege of hearing Ted Kooser read his poetry a few months ago at a local university. He is such a nice, quiet, gentle man, and his poetry is an extension of his personality. I like to call his poems "snapshots" of the world around him. They are pictures of a moment in time, described in a way that you experience the moment with each of your senses. I highly, highly recommend this book, as well as his other works.