Ted Kooser Poet

Birthday April 25, 1939
Birthplace Iowa
Age 78 years old
Birth Sign Taurus


American poet and U.S. Poet Laureate who won the Pulitzer Prize for Delights and Shadows. His other notable works include Flying at Night and One World at a Time.

Before Fame

He studied at Iowa State University and at the University of Nebraska. He published his first poetry collection, Official Entry Blank, in 1969.


Many of his poetry collections, including Grass County and The Blizzard Voices, focus on the Great Plains region of the United States.

Family Life

He married newspaper editor Kathleen Rutledge.

Associated With

He and fellow poet Wallace Stevens both held day jobs in the insurance industry.


Jasmine Gonzalez Musical.ly Star
Ronja Sundance Family Member
Cory Alexander Henry Pianist