Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Ted Kooser


The Blizzard Voices. Bieler P, 1986.

A Book of Things. Lyra Press, 1995.

Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry. Co-author Jim Harrison. Copper Canyon, 2003.

Cottonwood Couny. with William Kloefkorn, Windflower P, 1979

A Decade of Ted Kooser Valentines. Abattoir, 1996

Etudes. Bits P, 1992

Grass Country. Windflower P, 1971

Hatcher. Windflower P, 1978.

A Local Habitation and a Name. Solo P, 1974.

Local Wonders: Seasons in the Bohemian Alps. U of Nebraska P, 2002.

Not Coming to be Barked At. Pentagram P, 1976.

Official Entry Blank. U of Nebraska P, 1969.

Old Marriage and New. Cold Mountain P, 1978.

One World at a Time. U of Pittsburgh, 1985.

Riding with Colonel Carter. Sandhills P, 1999.

Shooting a Farmhouse/So This is Nebraska. Ally P, 1975.

Sure Signs. U of Pittsburgh P, 1980.

Twenty Poems. Best Cellar P, 1973.

Voyages to the Inland Sea. Co-author Harley Elliott, Center for Contemporary Poetry, 1976.

Weather Central. U of Pittsburgh P, 1994.

Wellsprings. Features six Nebraska poets. University of Nebraska — Kearney, 1995.

Windflower Home Almanac of Poetry. Windflower P, 1980.

Winter Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2000.


"Poinsettia," "Tree Removal," Great River Review, Number 32, Spring/Summer 2000

"Oil Lamp, "Dishwater," "The China Painters," "Coal Stoker," "A Distant Storm," Solo, 4, 2001.

"A Monday in May," The AGNI Review

"In the Basement of the Goodwill Store" and "Walking at Noon Near the Burlington Depot in Lincoln, Nebraska," The Black Warrior Review

"The Carousel Goat in the Circus Museum," The Chowder Review

"A Roadside Shrine in Kansas" and "Latvian Neighborhood," Columbia

"A Letter," Cutbank

"A Quarter Moon Just Before Dawn" and "An Empty Shotgun Shell," Field

"Just Now," The Georgia Review

"A Room in the Past," "A Sunset," "Central," "The Giant Slide," "The Pitch," and "The Onion Woman," The Greenfield Review

"The Ride," MSS

"A Patch of Sunlight," "Cleaning a Bass," and "Myrtle," Nebraska Review

"An August Night," The New Jersey Poetry Journal

"Daddy Longlegs," New Letters

"The Fan in the Window," The New Yorker

"A Child's Grave Marker," "Hobo Jungle," "In January, 1962," and "Porch Swing in September," Pendragon

"A Buffalo Skull," "A Fencerow in Early March," "At the Center," "At Midnight," "At Nightfall," "Camera," "Carp," and "Ladder," Plainsong

"A Birthday Card," "The Mouse," "The Sigh," "The Urine Specimen," and "The Witness," Poetry

"Good-bye" and "The Voyager 11 Satellite," Poetry Now

"As the President Spoke," "Father," and "Flying at Night," Prairie Schooner

"Laundry," The Sandhills

"At the Office Early," Southern Poetry Review

"Decoration Day," The Windflower Home Almanac of Poetry

"Ditch-burning in February," The Antioch Review

"Another Story" (formerly "A Story"), Arete

"A Hatch of Flies," Borderlands

"Fireflies," "A Ghost Story," "A Letter in October," "Nocturne," "Pasture Trees," "The Sweeper," The Cream City Review

"An Epiphany," "Oceans of Fun," "Old Dog in March," "Site," Fine Madness

"Shoes," Madison Review

"Chocolate Checkers," "Home Storage Barns," "Yevtushenko," Nebraska English Journal

"An Elegy," "The Time of Their Lives," Nebraska Humanities

"A Good-bye Handshake," "Sparklers," "A Statue of the Unknown Soldier," "A Stoneware Crock," The North Dakota Quarterly

"Night Class," "Skywalk," Northeast Corridor

"The Mouse in the Piano," Poetry East

"City Limits," Poetry Northwest

"An Abandoned Stone Schoolhouse in the Nebraska Sandhills," "Barn Owl," "Five Finger Exercise," "In Late Spring," "In Passing," "The Little Hats," "Poem Before Breakfast," "A Poetry Reading," "A Sound in the Night," Prairie Schooner

"Spider Eggs," Southern Poetry Review

"ln a Kitchen Garden," Swamp Root

"A Finding," "The Gilbert Stuart Portrait of Washington," Three Rivers Poetry Journal

"The Great Grandparents," "Lincoln, Nebraska" (formerly "Nebraska Baedecker"), Wisconsin Review

"The Back Door" and "Snakeskin," The Hudson Review

"Surveyors" and "Weather Central," The Kenyon Review — New Series, Fall 1992, Vol. XIV, No. 4

Poems in The Atlantic Monthly, Midwest Quarterly, Tailwind,Kansas Quarterly, Ohio Review, Shenandoah, and dozens of other literary journals.


Plains Sense of Things 2: Eight Poets from Lincoln, Nebraska. Features Behrendt, Strayer, Raz, Kloefkorn, Kooser, Saiser, Scheele, Hansen. Sandhills Press, 1997.


Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2005 (for Delights and Shadows)

Poet Laureate of the United States, 2004-2005.

Winner, Nebraska Book Award for Nonfiction, 2003.

Finalist, Adult Nonfiction, Society of Midland Authors, 2003.

Gold Award, Book of the Year Awards, ForeWord Magazine, 2002.

Winner, Friends of American Writers — Chicago Award, 2002.

Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection

Third Place, Nonfiction, Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers, for Local Wonders, 2002.

Nebraska Book Award for poetry, 2001. For Winter Morning Walks: One Hundred Postcards to Jim Harrison (Carnegie-Mellon UP, 2000)

Merit Award, Nebraska Arts Council, 2000

The Pushcart Prize

Richard Hugo Prize, Poetry Northwest, 1994

Mayor's Arts Award, 1989

Governor's Arts Award, 1988

Stanley Kunitz Poetry Prize, Columbia Magazine, 1984

Literary Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, 1976, 1984

The Society of Midland Authors Poetry Prize, 1980

Prairier Schooner Prize in Poetry, 1976, 1978

John H Vreeland Award for Creative Writing, 1964

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