Tag Archives: William Stafford

Book Review: The Darkness Around Us Is Deep

The Darkness Around Us Is Deep, by William Stafford When one has read as many books by William Stafford as I have [1], you get a sense for the most important elements of his work to those who make compilations.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Even In Quiet Places

Even In Quiet Places, by William Stafford It is apparently a common thing in poetry publishing for a series of chapbooks to be turned into a mainstream publishing book, and so it was with the last series of chapbooks to … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Oregon Message

An Oregon Message, by William Stafford It seems somewhat strange in retrospect that Stafford would publish a book with a title of An Oregon Message and then be upset five years later that he was being labeled as a regional … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Name Is William Tell

My Name Is William Tell, by William Stafford One might think with the title like this, this prize-winning book of poetry, which won the Western States Book Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry in 1992, the tongue is being lodged … Continue reading

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Book Review: Allegiances

Allegiances, by William Stafford What is the significance of a title of a book of poems?  When one is reading a book by William Stafford, of which there are many [1], it is easy to be aware of the combination … Continue reading

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Book Review: Learning To Live In The World

Learning To Live In The World:  Earth Poems, by William Stafford As someone who greatly enjoys reading the books of William Stafford, the late poet laureate of Oregon [1], I am intrigued at the use to which his poems have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Animal That Drank Up Sound

The Animal That Drank Up Sound, by William Stafford, illustrated by Debra Frasier How does one review a book like this one?  I am no stranger to reviewing books by William Stafford [1], and I have even read a children’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Glass Face In The Rain

A Glass Face In The Rain:  New Poems, by William Stafford This book of poems was the last one published by a major publisher (Harper & Row) before the poet’s death in 1993, and that sense of finality gives these … Continue reading

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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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