This collection includes Stafford's writings about the Midwestern and Oregon landscapes, his many poems on Crazy Horse, Ishi and others that spring from his Native American heritage. There are also reflections on his longtime peace work and refusal of war services, and poems about his father and mother. William Stafford received the National Book Award. Robert Bly is the author of "Iron John".
William Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, in 1914. After the Second World War (to which he was a conscientious objector), he earned a Ph.D. at the newly created Iowa Writer's Workshop. A longtime lecturer, workshop leader, and advocate on behalf of younger writers and readers, Stafford taught English at Lewis and Clark College from 1956 to 1979. He was awarded the National Book Award in Poetry for "Traveling through the Dark," The author of over fifty books, Stafford remains one of the most beloved and widely read poets in contemporary American letters. He died in Oregon, where he had f
DARKNESS AROUND US IS DEEP
Selected Poems of William Stafford
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New York, NY
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