Ted Kooser has long been dedicated to his craft.
Dwight Marsh, professor emeritus in the Hastings College English department, remembers from their days together at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln the dedication to poetry of the man who would become U.S. Poet Laureate. Marsh was an instructor for the UNL English department at the same time in the mid-1960s that Kooser attended graduate school to pursue a master of arts degree.
"He was really committed and serious to what he was doing," Marsh said.