A Man with a Slant Rhyme: Contemplating Ted Kooser

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison June 21, 2022 at 8:47 am .

    HI, Frances. I just bought your edition of Mankiller poems as well. Haven’t gotten to it yet but am very much looking forward to it.

  2. Frances McCue
    Frances McCue June 21, 2022 at 2:22 am .

    Dear Joe, How wonderful to see this about Ted’s new book. His use of meter and rhyme are so nuanced and it’s great that you showed how it works in this little collection. I’m the Editor of Pulley Press and so thrilled and honored to put this book into the world. You can visit us at http://www.pulleypress.com. We have two other books just out!!!

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

    Beautiful posting and insightful analysis, Joe.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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