Red Stilts / Ted Kooser

RedStilts_Red Stilts finds Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U. S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser at the top of his imaginative and storytelling powers. Here are the richly metaphorical, imagistically masterful, clear and accessible poems for which he has become widely known. Kooser writes for an audience of everyday readers and believes poets “need to write poetry that doesn’t make people feel stupid.” Each poem in Red Stilts strives to reveal the complex beauties of the ordinary, of the world that’s right under our noses. Right under Kooser’s nose is rural America, most specifically the Great Plains, with its isolated villages, struggling economy, hard-working people and multiple beauties that surpass everything wrecked, wrong, or in error.

Mr. Kooser’s poems have graced the pages of 3rd Wednesday six times and two of those poems appear in Red Stilts. Here is “Ohio Bluetip” from our Winter 2019 Issue. In this poem Mr. Kooser demonstrates that much can be accomplished with a single sentence.

Official Business – Ted Kooser

Though he didn’t intend it for our recent One Sentence Poetry contest, 13th Poet Laureate of the United States, Ted Kooser, sent us this example of what a poet can do with a single sentence.  Our 4th One Sentence Poetry Contest opens for entries on August 15th. Click anywhere on Mr. Kooser’s poem for details.
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Winter Issue of 3rd Wednesday Magazine

Cover art by Jude Dippold At The Summit

New Poems from:

TedKooser

Ted Kooser (13th Poet Laureate of the United States)
“Ohio Blue Tip”

 


Marge Piercy
(Arthur C. Clarke Award Winning Author) MargePiercy
“An Argument of Crows”
&
“I Observe the Climate Changing and I Complain”

JackRidle
Jack Ridl
(2013 INDIES Award Winning Poet)
“Sitting on the Back Deck of Our Houseboat
in
Key West a Few Days After Jim Harrison Died”
&
“It’s What He Does Instead”

New Fiction From:

Phillip Sterling (Author: In Which Brief Stories are Told, PhillipSterling
Wayne State University Press2011)
“Recognition”