Picture This: Nebraska Poet Laureate – Ted Kooser

January 30 – April 19, 2015

The 2015 exhibition series in MONA’s Postmaster Gallery explores poetry by Nebraska’s laureates, creating a synthesis of the literary with the visual. Aesthetic delights and sensory speech that connect us with our soulful self and the experiences of others are stirringly evoked through the visual language of metaphor. The first exhibition features artworks imbued with the spirit of the poetry of former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.

Poetry Daily said this about Kooser’s Pulitzer  Prize winning collection, Delights & Shadows:

“For more than 30 years Ted Kooser has written poems that deftly bring dissimilar things into telling unities. Throughout a long and distinguished writing career he has worked toward clarity and accessibility, making poetry as fresh and spontaneous as a good watercolor. A gyroscope balanced between a child’s hands, a jar of buttons that recalls generations of women, and a bird briefly witnessed outside a window – each reveals the remarkable within an otherwise ordinary world.”