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Stafford, William 1914-1993

Overview
Works: 580 works in 980 publications in 1 language and 32,032 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Literature  Religious poetry  Biographies  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Signer, Performer, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Photographer, Other, 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 1,148 libraries worldwide
Traveling through the dark by William Stafford( Book )
11 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and held by 1,046 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 962 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A collection of poems by twentieth-century American poet William Stafford, featuring unpublished works from his last year of life, including the poem he wrote the day he died, and providing selections drawn from throughout his career, from the 1960s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
Writing the Australian crawl : views on the writer's vocation by William Stafford( Book )
14 editions published between 1964 and 1989 in English and held by 834 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 libraries worldwide
Someday, maybe by William Stafford( Book )
10 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
An Oregon message by William Stafford( Book )
7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 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 600 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 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 534 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 494 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 476 libraries worldwide
My name is William Tell : poems by William Stafford( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
A collection of poetry considers Nature's instructive capacity and ways in which we can tap it for sustenance in our lives
Passwords by William Stafford( Book )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
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 441 libraries worldwide
Even in quiet places : poems by William Stafford( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 428 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
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 393 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
Modern poetry of Western America : an anthology ( Book )
6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Down in my heart by William Stafford( Book )
12 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 libraries worldwide
From 1942 to 1945, William Stafford was interned in camps for conscientious objectors in Arkansas and California for his refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Down in My Heart is an account of the relationships among the men in the camps and their day-to-day activities - fighting forest fires, building trails and roads, restoring eroded lands - and their earnest pursuit of a social morality rooted in religious and secular pacifist ideals. In his new introduction to the book, Kim Stafford calls them a "generation of seekers" working full time "to envision a way to avoid the next war." First published in 1947, this "peace relic," as William Stafford later called his first book, offers a rich glimpse into a little-known aspect of the war and a fascinating look at the formative years of a major American poet
The rescued year by William Stafford( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Poems by the National Book Award winner
 
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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
スタフォード, ウィリアム
Languages
English (218)
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