Poem from Carter’s “The Land Itself” selected for inclusion in Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry”

TheLandItself_cover7_reducedA poem from Jared Carter’s The Land Itself has been chosen for inclusion in Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry project.  The poem is “Changing the Front Porch Light.”

Kooser’s project, in partnership with the Library of Congress, was inaugurated while Kooser was serving as Poet Laureate of the United States.  He describes it as follows:  “American Life in Poetry is a free weekly column for newspapers and online publications featuring a poem by a contemporary American poet and a brief introduction to the poem by Ted Kooser.  The sole mission of this project is to promote poetry, and we believe we can add value for newspaper and online readers by doing so. ”

Carter’s earlier book, Darkened Rooms of Summer: New and Selected Poems, was the first book in Ted Kooser’s Contemporary Poetry series, published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Published in: on April 14, 2020 at 3:28 am  Leave a Comment  
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