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January 25, 2014

Oregon Reads…William Stafford

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Cedar Mill Reads Newsletter for January 25, 2014

This year marks a statewide celebration of William Stafford, born 100 years ago this month. He was a poet, pacifist, and Oregon Poet Laureate. There will be many Stafford-related events at Cedar Mill and throughout the county this year. To find out more about Oregon Reads and how Cedar Mill is participating, visit: library.cedarmill.org/news-events/programs-cedar-mill/oregon-reads.html. Please celebrate with us by reading a book by or about William Stafford!

-Laura B.

Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford
By Stafford, William
Editor Stafford, Kim
2013-12 – Graywolf Press
9781555976644
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Down in My Heart: Peace Witness in War Time Down in My Heart: Peace Witness in War Time
By Stafford, William
Introduction by Stafford, Kim
2006-03 – Oregon State University Press
9780870710971
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From 1942 to 1945, William Stafford was interned in camps for conscientious objectors for his refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Stafford’s memoir of these years offers a rich glimpse into a little-known aspect of World War II and a fascinating look at the formative years of a major American poet. …More
Every War Has Two Losers: William Stafford on Peace and War Every War Has Two Losers: William Stafford on Peace and War
By Stafford, William
Editor Stafford, Kim
2003-10 – Milkweed Editions
9781571312730
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Throughout most of the 20th century, from World War I until his death in 1993, America poet and pacifist William Stafford remained convinced that wars don’t work. In his poetry and other writing, he showed that it is crucial to think independently when fanatics act and to speak for reconciliation when nations take sides. This inspiring volume collects the antiwar writings of this lifelong advocate for peace: journal excerpts, pacifist poems, interviews, and an account of his own near-hanging at the hands of American patriots. This powerful book about nonviolence includes never-before-published excerpts from William Stafford’s daily journal from 1951 to 1991. …More
Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford
By Stafford, Kim
Author Stafford, William
2003-10 – Graywolf Press
9781555973896
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A prolific writer, a famous pacifist, a respected teacher, and a literary mentor to many, William Stafford is one of the great American poets of the twentieth century. His first major collection–“Traveling Through the Dark”–won the National Book Award. He published more than sixty-five volumes of poetry and prose and was Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress-a position now known as the Poet Laureate. Before his death in 1993, he gave his son Kim the greatest gift and challenge: to be his literary executor.
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The Osage Orange Tree: A Story by William Stafford The Osage Orange Tree: A Story by William Stafford
By Stafford, William
Illustrator Cunningham, Dennis
2014-01 – Trinity University Press
9781595341846
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Everyone Out Here Knows: A Bigfoot Tale by William Stafford Everyone Out Here Knows : a Bigfoot Tale
By Stafford, William, illustrated by Angelina Marino-Heidel.
Portland, Or. : ACS, c2014.
9780983816836
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The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems
By Stafford, William
1999-03 – Graywolf Press
9781555972844
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The former Poet Laureate of Oregon delivers a definitive collection of poems that reveal his affinity for Native Americans, concern about the dangers of technology, and the love of nature. …More
Even in Quiet Places Even in Quiet Places
By Stafford, William
2010-01 – Confluence Press
9781881090199
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Ninety poems gathered from four privately printed limited editions are now available to the general public. Stafford’s poems demonstrate his profound understanding of freedom and social justice while showing us ways to establish harmony in our own lives. …More
Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947 Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947
By Stafford, William
Editor Marchant, Fred
2008-04 – Graywolf Press
9781555974978
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The unpublished early poems of William Stafford now added to “a body of work that represents some of the finest poetry written during the second half of [the twentieth] century.” (“Library Journal”) Twenty-eight years old and a conscientious objector during World War II, William Stafford was assigned under penalty of law to work in camps, an internal exile within his own country. In this remarkable collection of poems, nearly all of them never before published, the first decade of Stafford’s writing life is for the first time made available to readers. …More
The Darkness Around Us Is Deep: Selected Poems of William Stafford The Darkness Around Us Is Deep: Selected Poems of William Stafford
By Stafford, William
Editor Bly, Robert W.
1994-01 – Harper Perennial
9780060969165
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We Belong in History: Writing with William Stafford We Belong in History: Writing with William Stafford
By Stafford, William
Foreword by Petersen, Paulann
2013-12 – Ooligan Press
9781932010688
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You Must Revise Your Life You Must Revise Your Life
By Stafford, William
1987-01 – University of Michigan Press
0472063715
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Stafford reflects on the writing process and on the influences on his art
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Crossing Unmarked Snow: Further Views on the Writer's Vocation Crossing Unmarked Snow: Further Views on the Writer’s Vocation
By Stafford, William
Editor Merchant, Paul
Editor Wixon, Vincent
1998-03 – University of Michigan Press
0472066641
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Essays, interviews, and poetry by revered poet and teacher William Stafford
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1 Comment

  1. […] and I am grateful that they have made it public via YouTube. Cedar Mill Newsletter in January made these recommendations of good reads from Stafford. And this marvelous piece by OPB.org is a great way to introduce […]

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