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American Life in Poetry: Horseshoes

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By Ted Kooser

Former U.S. Poet Laureate

One of the most distinctive sounds in small-town America is the chiming of horseshoe pitching. A friend always carries a pair in the trunk of his car.

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Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser is the the 2004-2006 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. American Life in Poetry is a free weekly column for newspapers and online publications featuring a poem by a contemporary American poet and a brief introduction to the poem by Kooser.

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