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Stories that could be true : new and collected poems

Author: William Stafford
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1977.
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Stafford, William, 1914-1993.
Stories that could be true.
New York : Harper & Row, c1977
(OCoLC)569523452
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Stafford
ISBN: 0060909188 9780060909185 0060139889 9780060139889
OCLC Number: 3293791
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvii, 267 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Stories That Could Be True (1977) --
Believing : Our Story ; Always ; A Story That Could Be True ; The Burning House ; Wovoka's Witness ; Things in the Wild Need Salt ; Blackbirds ; Some Evening ; Heard Under a Tin Sign at the Beach ; Accountability ; A Message from the Wanderer --
Being Good : Look ; Song Now ; At the Playground ; Artist, Come Home ; Wild Horse Lore ; Fictions ; My Party the Rain ; On a Church Lawn ; Ducks Down in the Meadow ; Another Old Guitar --
Learning to Live in the World : Slave on the Headland ; One Life ; The Little Girl by the Fence at School ; Growing Up ; At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border ; Surviving a Poetry Circuit ; One of Your Lives ; Ask Me ; A Bird Inside a Box --
Whispered into the Ground : The Moment Again ; Apologia Pro Vita Sua ; Broken Home ; Islands ; Sitting Up Late ; One of the Years ; Whenever It Is ; A Bridge Begins in the Trees ; Peace Walk ; This Town: Winter Morning ; Whispered into the Ground --
West of Your City (1960) --
Midwest : West of Your City ; One Home ; Ceremony ; In the Deep Channel ; At the Salt Marsh ; Hail Mary ; Circle of Breath ; Listening ; A Visit Home ; The Farm on the Great Plains --
Far West : Walking West ; A Survey ; Our People ; In the Oregon Country ; The Gun of Billy the Kid ; Weather Report ; Vacation ; Willa Cather ; Small Item ; At the Bomb Testing Site ; Lore ; By the Snake River ; The Fish Counter at Bonneville ; Sauvies Island ; Watching the Jet Planes Dive ; The Move to California --
Outside : Bi-Focal ; Outside ; Boom Town ; Level Light ; Two Evenings ; Ice-Fishing ; The Well Rising ; The Ritual to Read to Each Other ; Connections ; Acquaintance ; On the Glass Ice ; Sayings from the Northern Ice ; It Is the Time You Think ; Sunset: Southwest ; Following ; Postscript --
Traveling Through the Dark (1962) --
In Medias Res : Traveling Through the Dark ; In Medias Res ; Elgy ; A Stared Story ; Thinking for Berky ; With My Crowbar Key ; Mouse Night: One of Our Games ; The Thought Machine ; Parentage ; The Research Team in the Mountains ; Holding the Sky ; The Job ; Prairie Town ; Conservative ; Tornado ; The Old Hamer Place ; The Woman at Banff ; The Tillamook Burn ; On Quitting a Little College ; Reporting Back ; The Poets' Annual Indigence Report ; In Response to a Question ; With One Launched Look ; B.C. ; Captive ; The View from Here ; Lit Instructor ; The Star in the Hills ; I was in the City All Day ; A Poet to a Novelist ; Universe Is One Place ; I the Night Desert --
Before the Big Storm : Before the Big Storm ; Things We Did That Meant Something ; At Liberty School ; Lake Chelan ; Summer Will Rise ; Fall Journey ; Late at Night ; The Museum at Tillamook ; A Dedication ; Chickens the Weasel Killed ; Requiem ; The Last Friend ; "The Lyf So Short..." ; The Only Card I Got on My Birthday Was from an Insurance Man ; At the Old Place ; Love the Butcher Bird Lurks Everywhere ; Learning ; In the Museum ; Time's Exile ; Adults Only ; Wisteria Jones ; Birthday ; Glances ; Fall Wind ; A Pippa Lilted ; The Trip --
Representing Far Places : Representing Far Places ; Long Distance ; The Peters Family ; From the Gradual Grass ; In Fear and Valor ; The Title Comes Later ; At Cove on the Crooked River ; Last Vacation ; Looking for Someone ; What God Used for Eyes Before We Came ; Found in a Storm ; Returned to Say ; A Look Returned ; Late Thinker ; Interlude ; In Dear Detail, by Ideal Light ; The Wanderer Awaiting Preferment ; Vocation --
The Rescued Year (1966) --
The Tulip Tree --
Some Shadows --
My Father: October 1942 --
Back Home --
Across Kansas --
A Family Turn --
Fifteen --
Homecoming --
The Rescued Year --
Judgments --
Uncle George --
Aunt Mabel --
Strokes --
Our City Is Guarded by Automatic Rockets --
Believer --
Letter from Oregon --
A Farewell in Tumbleweed Time --
At the Chairman's Housewarming --
When I Was Young --
Doubt on the Great Divide --
Winterward --
The Epitaph Ending in And --
Keepsakes --
A Documentary from America --
Out West --
At This Point on the Page --
At the Fair --
Passing Remark --
At the Klamath Berry Festival --
Near Edinburgh Castle --
Following the Markings of Dag Hammarskjold: A Gathering of Poems in the Spirit of His Life and Writings : Prologue ; A Song Demonstrators in Mexico Sing in Troubled Parts of a City ; A Thanksgiving for My Father ; Jack London ; The Concealment: Ishi, the Last Wild Indian ; Glimpses in the Woods ; Walking the Wilderness --
Right Now --
From Eastern Oregon --
Once Men Were Created --
Across the Lake's Eye --
A Human Condition --
For the Grave of Daniel Boone --
Hunting --
Sophocles Says --
Near --
Recoil --
The Animal That Drank Up Sound --
Read to the Last Line --
Someday, Maybe (1973) --
Motorcycle, Count My Sins : An Introduction to Some Poems ; Thirteenth and Pennsylvania ; New Letters from Thomas Jefferson ; Glimpse Between Buildings ; For a Child Gone to Live in a Commune ; Old Dog ; Hero ; A Lecture on the Elegy ; That Time of Year ; A Girl Daddy Used to Know ; World Staccato ; A Living ; Trying to Remember a Town ; Waking at 3 a.m. ; Love in the Country ; Losing a Friend ; Some Days of Its Gift ; Dreams to Have ; The Escape ; A Little Gift ; Three Looks Out of a Window ; Hide and Go Seek at the Cemetery ; In a Time of Need ; Sleeping on the Sisters Land ; In the White Sky ; Weeds ; Room 000 ; In a Museum in the Capital ; Speaking Frankly ; Existences ; Friend ; Father and Son --
Wind World : Origins ; Indian Caves in the Dry Country ; People of the South Wind ; Touches ; Bring the North ; The Airport at Anchorage ; Report to Crazy Horse ; Sioux Haiku ; People with Whetstones ; Stories to Live in the World with ; Wind World ; Deer Stolen ; The Earth ; A Scene in the Country by a Telegraph Line ; Owl ; The Widow Who Taught at an Army School ; The Lost Meteorite in the Coast Range ; The Little Ways That Encourage Good Fortune ; Crossing the Desert ; After That Sound, After That Sight ; Journey ; The Whole Story --
Report from a Far Place : In the Desert ; The Moment ; The Swerve ; Report from a Far Place ; Freedom ; The Little Lost Orphans ; The Eskimo National Anthem ; People Who Went by in Winter ; Witness ; Now ; Our Time's Name ; Blackberries Are Back ; Composed, Composed ; A Song in the Manner of Flannery O'Connor ; Have You Heard This One? ; Ozymandia's Brother ; Juncos ; Dear Mother ; The Stick in the Forest ; For the Governor ; Vespers. Allegiances (1970) --
With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach --
Bess --
Monuments for a Friendly Girl at a Tenth Grade Party --
Holcomb, Kansas --
A Gesture Toward an Unfound Renaissance --
Reaching Out to Turn on a Light --
Remembering Althea --
The Last Day --
At the Grave of My Brother --
Father's Voice --
Observation Car and Cigar --
In Sublette's Barn --
Carols Back Then: 1935 --
Some Autumn Characters --
The Girl Engaged to the Boy Who Died --
Strangers --
The Preacher at the Corner --
The Gift --
Return to Single-Shot --
Remember --
Behind the Falls --
Montana Eclogue --
A Story --
A Memorial Day --
Quiet Town --
A Letter --
A Sound from the Earth --
Flowers at an Airport --
Texas --
Garden City --
Memorials of a Tour Around Mt. Hood --
Stories from Kansas --
Things That Happen --
Christianite --
What I Heard Whispered at the Edge of Liberal, Kansas --
On Don Quixote's Horse --
Vacation Trip --
Like a Little Stone --
Note --
Space Country --
The Climb --
An Epiphany --
Brevities --
Evening News --
Humanities Lecture --
In Fur --
Religion Back Home --
How I Escaped --
Mornings --
Spectator --
Any Time --
Folk Song --
Believing What I Know --
Where We Are --
Tragic Song --
At Our House --
Allegiances --
Deerslayer's Campfire Talk --
In Fog --
In the Old Days --
Time --
Earth Dweller --
These Days --
A Walk in the Country --
So Long --
Responsibility: by William Stafford.

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