Ted Kooser, U.S. poet laureate (2004–6) and winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, is an emeritus presidential professor of English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the author of dozens of books, including Kindest Regards: New and Selected … Continue reading Excerpt: Cotton Candy
The following announcement is from the University of Nebraska Press Spring 2021 newsletter, i.e. Few people have been as supportive of the University of Nebraska Press as Ted Kooser, who retired from teaching at the university in December of 2020. … Continue reading Ted Kooser Retires from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Books The Rinehart Frames Starred review in Publishers Weekly: “In his electrifying debut, Mphanza presents a sustained project of ekphrasis and pastiche inspired by the work of African artists, Iranian film director Abbas Kiaro-stami, and the life and death of … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books The Snatch Racket: The Kidnapping Epidemic that Terrorized 1930s America Review in the Wall Street Journal: “In The Snatch Racket, Carolyn Cox, a veteran Washington lawyer and law professor, reanimates this intriguing slice of American life. Crisp, zesty and … Continue reading News and Reviews
Former Poet Laureate Ted Kooser turns eighty years young today. A near lifelong Nebraska resident, Kooser is one of the iconic poets of the Midwest and has published seven books of poetry with the University of Nebraska Press as well … Continue reading Happy 80th Birthday, Ted Kooser!
One month from today, the University of Nebraska will officially celebrate its 150th anniversary. Throughout 2019, there will be many events beginning with Chancellor Ronnie Green’s State of the University address at the Lied Center in Lincoln 3:30 p.m. today. … Continue reading The University of Nebraska Turns 150
From the prairies of the Great Plains to the towering dunes of the Sandhills, the state of Nebraska will celebrate its great literary heritage later this month in Lincoln. The Nebraska Book Festival on August 25 will gather contemporary writing talent from … Continue reading Nebraska Book Sale!
A Nebraska native, Mary K. Stillwell has studied writing in New York and, with Ted Kooser, on the plains and earned her PhD in plains literature from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She served as coeditor of Nebraska Presence: An Anthology of … Continue reading From the Desk of Mary K. Stillwell: 2018 One Book One Nebraska
Ted Kooser, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and former U.S. poet laureate, is Presidential Professor of the University of Nebraska. Currently, he is hand-selecting books for his eponymous Contemporary Poetry series, which features poets he believes deserves greater recognition for their … Continue reading From the Desk of Ted Kooser
Today is the last blog tour day of the sixth annual University Press Week with the theme of #LookItUP: Knowledge Matters. Today UNP has invited Pat Leach, Library Director of Lincoln City Libraries, to write on the theme of “Libraries and … Continue reading University Press Week: Introducing Lincoln’s Most Passionate Reader