Ted Kooser began his working career as a high school English teacher in 1962; he’s currently the Presidential Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he’s taught since 2000. He has won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, and was named U.S. Poet Laureate in 2004.
Between 1963 and 1999, Kooser wrote and published poetry – but he was also something else: Ted Kooser, insurance company executive.
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Photograph of Ted Kooser by UNL Publications and Photography.