Last weekend while browsing in the University Book Shop I came across a poetry book by a guy called Ted Kooser. His name was familiar as I receive a weekly email from American Life in Poetry which features a poem by a contemporary American poet and Ted gives a brief introduction to the poem. Anyway I treated myself to his book, Delights & Shadows, and I’ve spent a delicious week falling in love with Ted , well his words actually! During the week I’ve listened to Ted reading via you tube and he comes across as a very unpretentious, sincere guy. Using my track and trace skills, which I’ve honed since setting up PitWR, I found his email address and tossed one off to him thinking well it’s worth a try. AND this morning I received a reply; Great fun to get an email from New Zealand! Sure, feel free to use either or both of those poems – – – – –
So, along with the winning poets from the PitWR poetry competition I’ll feature one of Ted’s poems in the winter edition of PitWR. I know we’re just moving into autumn but hey it’s always good to have something to look forward to!