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William Stafford

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Published by Boise State University in Boise, Idaho .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stafford, William, 1914- -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Middle West in literature

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 49-51.

    Statementby David A. Carpenter.
    SeriesBoise State University western writers series ;, no. 72
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3537.T143 Z63 1986
    The Physical Object
    Pagination51 p. ;
    Number of Pages51
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2745716M
    ISBN 100884300463
    LC Control Number86070651
    OCLC/WorldCa14712784

    I have woven a parachute out of everything broken.


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19 books based on 1 votes: The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems by William Stafford, The Darkness Around Us is Deep: Selected Poems by William Stafford. William Stafford's poems seem simple, but often reward multiple readings. He uses plain language and can seem somewhere between William Carlos Williams and Mary Oliver, but here is a moral core to his poetry and has a keen for the natural world/5(46).

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Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from overbooksellers and 60+ websites worldwide. Learn More at LibraryThing › WILLIAM STAFFORD. William Stafford Poems A Ritual To Read To Each Other If you don't know the kind of person I am and I don't know the kind of person you are a pattern that others made may prevail in the world and following the wrong god home we may miss our star.

Stafford's poem implies that knowledge is power, and in a world without books we are weaker and more prone to stagnation. Themes and Meanings (Critical Guide to Poetry for Students). By William Stafford South of the bridge on Seventeenth I found back of the willows one summer day a motorcycle with engine running as it lay on its side, ticking over slowly in the high grass.

I was fifteen. REPETITION I admired all that pulsing gleam, the shiny flanks, the demure headlights Tempted to. In Stafford moved to Oregon to teach at Lewis and Clark College. Though he traveled and read his work widely, he taught at Lewis and Clark until his retirement in His first major collection of poems, Traveling Through the Dark, was published when Stafford was forty-eight.

It. William Stafford, American poet whose work explores man’s relationship with nature. He formed the habit of rising early to write every day, often musing on the minutia of life. Stafford attended the University of Kansas (B.A., ; M.A., ) and the State University of Iowa, where he received a.

In Stafford moved to Oregon to teach at Lewis and Clark College. Though he traveled and read his work widely, he taught at Lewis and Clark until his retirement in His first major collection of poems, Traveling Through the Dark, was published when Stafford. Celebrating the birthday of William Stafford, Oregon's most famous poet and one of America's most important 20th-century poets, the Friends of William Stafford organize a series of commemorative.

James's Daisy Miller by William T Stafford and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In "Burning a Book," William Stafford equates those unwritten texts represented in the quote with ignorance.

The first part of the poem describes the burning of a book and makes a profound. 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 formerly served as the state's poet laureate, in Brand: Graywolf Press. By William E. Stafford About this Poet "If you have been wondering where the articulate, readable poems have gone in the last third of the 20th century, you might start with [William] Stafford," declares Victor Howes of the Christian Science Monitor.

A vocal interpretation of William Stafford's poem, "Burning A Book." This poem -- complete with text in the video -- works as a great supplement while. William Stafford’s poem “Burning a Book” considers the act of book burning in a new light, emphasizing the greater importance of combating ignorance and sharing ideas.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Education & Knowledge and Justice, Freedom & Equality as they relate to the text. In a book I recently bought, I came across this fascinating poem by William Stafford: Ask Me Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made.

Ask me whether what I have done is my life. Others have come in their slow way into my thought, and some have tried to. William Stafford (–) was the author of more than fifty books, including Traveling Through the Dark, winner of the National Book Award.

He served as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress and was Oregon's poet : Graywolf Press. “Ask Me” can be found, among other places, in Stafford’s New and Selected Poems, published by Graywolf in R. Smith has edited Shenandoah since and serves as Writer-in-Residence at Washington & Lee.

“Burning a book” by William Stafford Protecting each other, right in the center a few pages glow a long time. The cover goes first, then outer leaves curling away, then spine and a scattering.

Truth, brittle and faint, burns easily, it’s fire as hot as the fire lies make—flame doesn’t care. The William Stafford: Poems Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by.

Biography: William Stafford, Kansas’ best-known poet, was born in Hutchinson in He was a student at the University of Kansas, majoring in English and economics (the latter because of the influence of John Ise, author of Sod and Stubble).He also attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Iowa, where he received a Ph.D.

in English. William Stafford (–) was the author of more than sixty books, including Traveling through the Dark, winner of the National Book Award, and The Way It Is: New and Selected was appointed Poetry Consultant for the Library of Congress (–), and. Retrospective collection of William Stafford's work, celebrating the life and writing of one of America's most important poets.

Recipient of a National Book Award and Oregon's Poet Laureate, Stafford engaged in a lifetime of writing, habitually composing in the hours before dawn/5(4).

William Edgar Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on Janu He received a B.A. in and a master's degree in English in from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D.

from the University of Iowa in During the Second World War, he was a conscientious objector and worked in the civilian public service camps.

The poet William Stafford was born in Kansas incoming of age in the period between the two world wars. He grew into a pacifist — one, he said, of the "quiet of the land" — and a. Passwords: Poems William Stafford, Author Harper Perennial $ (92p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book.

I only met William Stafford once, at the Duke Writers Conference in June * William Heyen will soon publish his 10th book of poetry.

He is a professor of English and poet-in-residence at Author: Elizabeth Lund. by William Stafford, from Crossing Unmarked Snow “Odd things, like a button drawer. Mean Thing, fishhooks, barbs in your hand.

But marbles too. A genius for being agreeable. Junkyard crucifixes, voluptuous discards. Space for knickknacks, and for It won the National Book Award the following year in The title poem is one of Stafford. William Stafford, poet, lifelong pacifist, and National Book Award winner, was a conscientious objector during WWII, taught at Lewis & Clark College for decades and was Oregon’s beloved poet laureate.

His poetry is filled with images of the natural world — flowing water, waving grass, passing seasons. William Stafford () was an American poet.

Inhe was named Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position now known as Poet Laureate. In this poem, the speaker describes book burning, a common method of censorship in which people set fire to books they object to on political, cultural, or religious grounds.

In a interview, Stafford once said that he wrote this. William Stafford () is widely recognized as one of the most important poets of this century.

This first definitive Stafford collection contains old favorites along with several never-before-published works--including one the poet wrote the day he died. These poems show us the depth and scope of a poet for whom the art was to make a life 5/5(1).

“I was so surprised at the depth of William Stafford's poetry, and it fell into my heart as if it had always been there.” —Alice Walker “Ask Me: Essential Poems is a wonderful one-volume introduction to Stafford's poetry.” —Oregonian “[Ask Me] does what Stafford's poetry itself does--it performs a small, creaturely act of reaching out.

William Stafford, Kim Robert Stafford (). “Every War Has Two Losers: William Stafford on Peace and War”, p, Milkweed Editions 0 Copy quote. The method that, William Stafford, uses to create his writing is something he developed on his own. He describes his way of putting words on the paper as something that should flow like water from all around your body, everything you feel should be accepted and manifested into words that can describe you and your emotions.Collecting William Stafford.

I was fortunate enough to start collecting Stafford’s books in the s at cover prices, and to have him sign many of my acquisitions. These days when I add scarce pieces to the collection I sometimes have to pay hundreds of dollars for each addition.Blog.

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