The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser

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APRIL 25, 1939 Theodore John Kooser born in Ames, Iowa

1962 Earns a BS in English education from Iowa State University

1962–1963 Teacheshigh school in Madrid, Iowa

NOVEMBER 17, 1962 Marries Diana Tressler in a church ceremony

1963 Moves to Lincoln, Nebraska, to pursue fulltime graduate study in English with Karl Shapiro at the University of Nebraska

1964 Joins Bankers Life Nebraska

JULY 17, 1967 Son, Jeffrey Charles Kooser, born

1967-PRESENT Founds and operates Windflower Press

1967–1975 Edits and publishes Salt Creek Reader

1968 Receives MA from University of Nebraska

NOVEMBER 1969 Ted and Diana Kooser separate

1969 Official Entry Blank

1970Becomes part-time instructor in creative writing, University of Nebraska

1971 Grass County

1973 Twenty Poems

1974 A Local Habitation & a Name

1975 Shooting a Farmhouse/So This Is Nebraska

1976 Voyages to the Island Sea, with Harley Elliott

1976 Not Coming to Be Barked at

1976 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

SEPTEMBER 24, 1977 Marries Kathleen Rutledge

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