Cotton Candy: Poems Dipped Out of the Air


Ted Kooser, 2022

Published by University of Nebraska Press

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Introducing Cotton Candy: Poems Dipped Out of the Air – a captivating collection of poetic masterpieces that will transport you to a world of ethereal beauty and profound emotions. Like the delicate and sweet confection it is named after, this anthology will leave you with a lingering taste of wonder and joy.

“Poems dipped out of the air” describes the manner in which Ted Kooser composed the poems in Cotton Candy, the result of his daily routine of getting up long before dawn, sitting with coffee, pen, and notebook, and writing whatever drifts into his mind. Whether those words and images are serious or just plain silly, Kooser tries not to censor himself. His objective is to catch whatever comes to him, to snatch it out of the air in words, rhythms, and cadences, the way a cotton candy vendor dips an airy puff out of a cloud of spun sugar and hands it to his customer. Poems written in fun and now shared with the reader, Kooser’s playful and magical confections charm and delight.


2023 Midwest Book Award finalist

About Ted Kooser

Theodore J. Kooser is an American poet. He won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2005. He served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 2004 to 2006. Kooser was one of the first poets laureate selected from the Great Plains, and is known for his conversational style of poetry.

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Weight4.8 oz
Dimensions5.5 × 8.5 × 0.3 in

Publication Date

September 1st, 2022

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