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Stafford, William 1914-1993

Overview
Works: 582 works in 985 publications in 1 language and 32,236 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Literature  Religious poetry  Biographies  Illustrated works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Signer, Performer, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Other, Photographer, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3537.T143, 811.54
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Stories that could be true : new and collected poems by William Stafford( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling through the dark by William Stafford( Book )

11 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems of nature
The way it is : new & selected poems by William Stafford( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by twentieth-century American poet William Stafford, featuring unpublished works from his last year of life, including the poem he wrote the day he died, and providing selections drawn from throughout his career, from the 1960s through the 1990s
The Osage Orange Tree : a story by William Stafford( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Osage Orange Tree, a never-before-published story by William Stafford, is about shy, young love complicated by misunderstanding and the insecurity of adolescence, set against the backdrop of poverty brought on by the Great Depression. In the story, the narrator recalls a girl he once knew. He and Evangeline, both shy, never find the courage to speak to each other in high school. Every evening, however, Evangeline meets him at the Osage orange tree on the edge of her property. He delivers a newspaper to her, and they talk-and as the year progresses a secret friendship blossoms. Evangeline is absent on graduation day, and the narrator learns that Evangeline has used the money meant for her graduation dress to buy the newspapers from him all year"--
Writing the Australian crawl : views on the writer's vocation by William Stafford( )

14 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some reflections upon how writers learn to write are presented in an analogy with learning to swim, offering implications for the teaching of composition. The "simplicity" of the act of writing is contrasted with the "complexity" discovered by literary analysis. Two of the author's poems are used as examples. (Af)
Allegiances by William Stafford( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early morning : remembering my father, William Stafford by Kim Robert Stafford( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prolific writer, famous pacifist, respected teacher, and literary mentor to many, William Stafford is one of the great American poets of the 20th century. His first major collection--Traveling through the Dark--won the National Book Award. William Stafford published more than sixty-five volumes of poetry and prose and was Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress--a position now know as the Poet Laureate. Before William Stafford's death in 1993, he gave his son Kim the greatest gift and challenge: to be his literary executor. In Early Morning, Kim creates an inti
Someday, maybe by William Stafford( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Oregon message by William Stafford( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoke's way : poems from limited editions, 1968-1981 by William Stafford( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glass face in the rain : new poems by William Stafford( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The darkness around us is deep : selected poems of William Stafford by William Stafford( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems deal with parents, Western landscapes, Native Americans, peace, childhood, nature, and the past
Getting the knack : 20 poetry writing exercises 20 by Stephen Dunning( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces different kinds of poems, including headline, letter, recipe, list, and monologue, and provides exercises in writing poems based on both memory and imagination
The achievement of Brother Antoninus : a comprehensive selection of his poems with a critical introduction by William Everson( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My name is William Tell : poems by William Stafford( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry considers Nature's instructive capacity and ways in which we can tap it for sustenance in our lives
Five poets of the Pacific Northwest : Kenneth O. Hanson, Richard Hugo, Carolyn Kizer, William Stafford, David Wagoner by Robin Skelton( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passwords by William Stafford( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even in quiet places : poems by William Stafford( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Modern poetry of Western America : an anthology( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every war has two losers : William Stafford on peace and war by William Stafford( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Born the year World War I began, acclaimed poet William Stafford (1914-1993) spent World War II in a camp for conscientious objectors. Throughout a century of conflict he remained convinced that war simply doesn't work. By his writings, Stafford showed that it is possible, and crucial, to think independently when fanatics act, and to speak for reconciliation when nations take sides. He believed it to be a failure of imagination to see only two options: to fight or to run away. This book gathers the evidence of a lifetime's commitment to nonviolence, including an account of Stafford's near hanging at the hands of American patriots. In excerpts from his daily journal from 1951 to 1993, Stafford uses questions, alternative views of history, lyric invitations, and direct assessments of our political habits to suggest a way other than war. Many of these statements are published here for the first time, together with a generous selection of Stafford's pacifist poems and interviews from elusive sources
 
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The way it is : new & selected poemsEarly morning : remembering my father, William Stafford
Alternative Names
Stafford, William E.

Stafford, William Edgar.

Stafford, William Edgar 1914-

Stafford William Edgar 1914-1993

William Stafford American poet

William Stafford Amerikaans auteur (1914-1993)

William Stafford amerikanischer Dichter und Pazifist

William Stafford poeta estadounidense

William Stafford poeta statunitense

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The way it is : new & selected poemsWriting the Australian crawl : views on the writer's vocationEarly morning : remembering my father, William StaffordThe darkness around us is deep : selected poems of William StaffordEven in quiet places : poemsEvery war has two losers : William Stafford on peace and warWriting the world : understanding William Stafford