A Man with a Slant Rhyme: Contemplating Ted Kooser


  1. Jeffrey Franklin
    Jeffrey Franklin May 6, 2022 at 12:47 pm .

    Beautiful posting and insightful analysis, Joe.

  2. Robert Cooperman
    Robert Cooperman April 30, 2022 at 4:05 pm .

    Excellent analysis and explanation of how slant rhyme can work for the good of a poem.

  3. Daniel Klawitter
    Daniel Klawitter April 29, 2022 at 5:15 am .

    Great post Joe. I remember how some critics used to snidely refer to Kooser as just a “barn and farm” poet. I’ve always admired how he has practiced his craft and consistently achieved an uncanny balance between vividness and restraint. His poems just breathe really well….in an organic way that I think your work also matches.

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