Below you see a column from American Life in Poetry
. Every week a new poem is chosen to promote American poetry. The project is led by Ted Kooser, a former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. Mr. Kooser will be here in Madison as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival
.Ted Kooser and Jane Hamilton
Friday, October 20 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Orpheum Theatre: Main
An evening with Ted Kooser and Jane Hamilton, two nationally acclaimed writers who exemplify the quiet wisdom and graceful precision of Midwestern literature. Kooser, the former U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, will read from his poetry, which is loved by thousands of readers for its clarity, precision and accessibility. He has been featured on National Public Radio numerous times, and his weekly newspaper column, "American Life in Poetry," appears in many newspapers around the nation, including The Capital Times in Madison. Hamilton, a best-selling author from Rochester, Wisconsin, whose work has been featured by Oprah's Book Club, will read from her critically-lauded new novel, When Madeline Was Young, a moving, powerful tale of a family moving through the routine frustration of domestic life, as well as the epic and inexplicable struggles of personal tragedy and global strife.