C O R R E S P O N D E N C E
1966 - 2015
Postcard from Ted Kooser (wondering if Don is in his Pigeon Coop)
(1966 - 2015)
Ted sends original drawings as the two exchange drafts of poems, personal concerns, and detailed plans for teaching poetry to their respective students. This collection spans the entirety of their publishing career.
(1975 - 1999)
Former student and Minden High School English teacher Stan Smith sustained a correspondence with Don that was filled with humor. Their serious topics included poetry, education, and politics. Too ahead of its time, Stan worked tirelessly to get their composition handbook The Shape a Writer Can Contain published.
A representative collection of the condolences sent from friends, family, students, and fellow poets B. H. (Pete) Fairchild and Ted Kooser after Don's passing in August of 2016.