A poem from BJ Omanson’s “Stark County Poems” featured in Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry” column

For the second time this year, a poem from a book published by Monongahela Books has been chosen by former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser to appear in his weekly column, American Life in Poetry, which appears in newspapers across the United States and in 72 countries around the globe. The poem is “Nowhere to Nowhere” by BJ Omanson, from his book Stark County Poems. The poem will also be archived in the Library of Congress.

The poem, along with Ted Kooser’s comments, can be seen on the American Life in Poetry website.

Additional information, including Omanson’s observations on the long tradition of poetry in American newspapers, can be read on his blog, A Bivouac on the Slope of Parnassus.

Published in: on January 3, 2021 at 2:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

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