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ERIC Number: EJ1107905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Poetry for the People
Johnson, Kitty
English Teaching Forum, v44 n1 p33-39 2006
This article starts with the view that most poets believe that poetry should be understandable and accessible to everyone. The article then introduces the poetry and ideas of Ted Kooser, a famous poet born in Iowa. Following the stories of Ted Kooser, the article introduces what a poet laureate is, how long they serve, how they are chosen, how much pay they get, what they do, and six poet laureates of the past two decades. The history of the Library of Congress is introduced at the end.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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