Tag Archives: William Stafford

Book Review: The Osage Orange Tree

The Osage Orange Tree:  A Story By William Stafford, illustrated by Dennis Cunningham This is a story that might be true, and is a bittersweet story about the poet’s youth in Kansas.  What is most remarkable about this story is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Everyone Out Here Knows: A Bigfoot Tale

Everyone Out Here Knows:  A Bigfoot Tale, with words by William Stafford and illustrated by Angelina Marino-Heidel As someone who is fond of cryptozoology [1] and who has read a wide variety of William Stafford’s work [2], there is much … Continue reading

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Book Review: We Belong In History

We Belong In History:  Writing With William Stafford, by Oligan Press It is pretty easy to be envious of students growing up in Oregon with an interest in poetry.  After all, such students (some of whose work is included in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Down In My Heart

Down In My Heart:  Peace Witness In War Time, by William Stafford This is an interesting book for a variety of reasons.  If my father had been a literary man, I wonder what he would have said about his own … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing The World

Writing The World:  Understanding William Stafford, by Judith Kitchen Being a person highly interested in poetry myself and very familiar with the writing of William Stafford [1], it is hard for me to imagine that he might not get his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Early Morning

Early Morning:  Remembering My Father, William Stafford, by Kim Stafford For some time I have been deeply fond of the poetry of the late poet William Stafford [1], and this book by his son Kim gives a thoughtful and deeply … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ask Me

Ask Me:  100 Essential Poems, by William Stafford For those who are well-acquainted with the thoughtful and reflective and often deeply straightforward while simultaneously layered poetry of William Stafford [1], it is little surprise that he was considered to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Traveling Through The Dark

Traveling Through The Dark, by William Stafford It is said that there are more poets than there are readers of poetry, and if this statement is even close to being true that is a great shame, especially in the case … Continue reading

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Book Review: Poets Of World War II

Poets Of World War II, edited by Harvey Shapiro I was very disappointed by this read.  I am certainly no stranger to reading about World War II, nor to reading books of poetry [1].  Yet there is a great disconnect … Continue reading

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Book Review: Another World Instead

Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford 1937-1947, edited with an introduction by Fred Marchant As someone who is very fond of the poetry of William Stafford [1], this book provides a worthy volume among the many that … Continue reading

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