Cloudy Day Art #81 – Interview with Ted Kooser, former poet laureate of the United States.

Ted Kooser

This week’s show features an audio interview with , U.S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and author of the previously reviewed book ““.

With its release, Ted has created the most influential item to ever change the way I think about writing poetry.  I highly recommend reading his book.

His simple prodding to become a better observer of life around you is a key factor to any of us becoming better poets. This act alone gives us a wealth of material and thoughts to create in-depth and thought-provoking poetry.

Listen in to our conversation here:



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As, always I would love to hear your thoughts on this conversation and what you personally got out of this podcast or from reading this book.


Will Brown

Will Brown is a poet, blogger, and a scanner of all things new. He also currently blogs at Help Desk Helps where he discusses tips and issues affecting the help desk professional.

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  1. My favorite contemporary American poet. Nice work Will. thanks

  2. Thanks, Julian.
    I really enjoy his work, as well.

  3. Thanks so much, Will. Ted Kooser is one of my favorite poets!!!

  4. Excellent interview with my new favorite poet.

    Kudos, Will.

  5. Is there a New Year Cloudy Day Art Special in the pipeline?

  6. First time listening and I have to admit I will begin downloading past episodes. Great listening for the weekend, reminds me of NPR. Very nicely put together sir. very nice.


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