Stafford, William (1914 - 1993)

Biography: 

For more poems, see the Academy of America Poets

 

  • Once in the 40's
  • With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach

and The Poetry Foundation

 

  • A Family Turn
  • A Human Condition
  • A Message from the Wanderer
  • A Posy
  • A Survey
  • A Tentative Welcome to Readers
  • Accountability
  • Across Kansas
  • After Arguing against the Contention That Art Must Come from Discontent
  • After Plotinus
  • An Introduction to Literature
  • An Oregon Message
  • Annals of T'ai Chi: "Push Hands"
  • As Pippa Lilted
  • At Earle Birney's School
  • At the Bomb Testing Site
  • At the Old Place
  • At the Un-National Monument along the Canadian Border
  • Augustine
  • Bess
  • Bi-Focal
  • Boom Town
  • Brother
  • By the Escalator
  • Chickens the Weasel Killed
  • Coming Back
  • Communion at Lunch
  • Even Now
  • Faint Message
  • Following
  • Footnote
  • Found in a Storm
  • Gasoline
  • Growing Up: Mother
  • How I Escaped
  • Humanities Lecture
  • In a Time of Need
  • In Dear Detail, by Ideal Light
  • In Fog
  • In Fur
  • In Medias Res
  • In Response to a Question: "What Does the Earth Say?"
  • In Sublette's Barn
  • In the Deep Channel
  • Juke Joint
  • Learning a Word While Climbing
  • Lines To Stop Talking By
  • Looking Across the River
  • Meditation
  • Monuments for a Friendly Girl at a Tenth Grade Party
  • Near
  • Noticing
  • Oak
  • On an Island in the San Juans
  • On Penitencia Creek
  • On Winter Ridge
  • One Day in August
  • One Home
  • One of the Fathers
  • Our City Is Guarded by Automatic Rockets
  • Peace Walk
  • Portrait of a Refugee Musician
  • Presenting These Pieces
  • Priest Lake
  • Reaching Out To Turn On a Light
  • Report to Crazy Horse
  • Resolutions
  • Return to Single-Shot
  • Sayings from the Northern Ice
  • Sending These Messages
  • Shepherd
  • Stories To Live in the World With
  • Subsistence
  • Sunday Avenue
  • Super Market
  • That Weather
  • The Bravery of Love
  • The Collector
  • The Day I Got the Good Idea
  • The Day Millicent Found the World
  • The Day You Are Reading This
  • The Farm on the Great Plains
  • The Girl Engaged to the Boy Who Died
  • The Guitar by the Chair
  • The Magic Mountain
  • The Move to California
  • The Museum at Tillamook
  • The Rescued Year
  • The Thought Machine
  • The Well Rising
  • Things We Did That Meant Something
  • Third Street
  • This Room When Winter Comes
  • This Town: Winter Morning
  • Thought, the Pacifist
  • Traveling through the Dark
  • Twelve Threads
  • Two Evenings
  • Uncle Bill Visits
  • Visions
  • Vocation
  • Walking Away an Undeclared War
  • Walking West
  • Watching Her Go
  • Watching the Jet Planes Dive
  • Weather Report
  • What I Heard Whispered at the Edge of Liberal, Kansas
  • With Neighbors One Afternoon
  • Your Life

     

      • Garrison, Steve. "William Stafford". Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 5: American Poets Since World War II, First Series. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Donald J. Greiner, University of South Carolina. The Gale Group, 1980. pp. 292-299.
      • Stafford, William. West of Your City. Los Gatos, CA:Talisman Press, 1960.
      • --. Traveling through the Dark. New York, NY: Harper, 1962.
      • --. The Rescued Year. New York, NY: Harper, 1966. PS3537 .T143 R4 Robarts Library.
      • --. Eleven Untitled Poems. Mt. Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1968.
      • --. Weather: Poems. Mt. Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1969.
      • --. Allegiances. New York, NY: Harper, 1970. PS3537 .T143 A8 Robarts Library.
      • --. Temporary Facts. Athens, OH: Duane Schneider Press, 1970.
      • --. In the Clock of Reason. Victoria, BC: Soft Press, 1973. PS3537 .T143 I5 Robarts Library.
      • --. Someday, Maybe. New York, NY: Harper, 1973. PS3537 .T143 S6 1973 Robarts Library.
      • --. Going Places: Poems. Reno, NV: West Coast Poetry Review, 1974. PS3537 .T143 G72 John W. Graham Library at Trinity College.
      • -- (With son, Kim Robert Stafford). Braided Apart. Lewiston, ID: Confluence, 1976.
      • --. The Design on the Oriole. Mt. Horeb, WI: Night Heron Press, 1977.
      • --. Stories That Could Be True: New and Collected Poems. New York, NY: Harper, 1977. PS3537 .T143 S7 John W. Graham Library at Trinity College.
      • --. Tuft by Puff. Mt. Horeb, WI: Perishable Press, 1978.
      • --. Things That Happen Where There Aren't Any People. Brockport, NY: BOA Editions, 1980. PS3537 .T143 T44 1980 Robarts Library.
      • --. Sometimes Like A Legend: Puget Sound Poetry. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1981
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      • --. A Glass Face in the Rain: New Poems. New York, NY: Harper, 1982. PS3537 .T143 G5 1982 Robarts Library.
      • --. Roving across Fields: A Conversation and Uncollected Poems 1942-1982. Edited by Thom Tammaro. Daleville, IN: Barnwood, 1983. PS3537 .T143 R6 1983 Robarts Library.
      • --. Smoke's Way: Poems from Limited Editions, 1968-1981. Port Townsend, WA: Graywolf, 1983.
      • --. Listening Deep: Poems. Great Barrington, MA: Penmaen Press, 1984.
      • --. An Oregon Message. New York, NY: Harper, 1987. PS3537 .T143 07 1987 Robarts Library.
      • --. Passwords: Poems. New York, NY: Harper, 1991. PS3537 .T143 P34 1991 Robarts Library.
      • --. My Name Is William Tell. Lewiston, ID: Confluence Press, 1992.
      • --. Learning to Live in the World: Earth Poems. Edited by Jerry Watson and Linda Obbink. San Diego, CA: Harcourt Brace, 1994.
      • --. The Darkness Around Us Is Deep: Selected Poems of William Stafford. Edited by Robert Bly. New York, NY: Harper, 1994. PS3537 .T143 A6 Robarts Library.
      • --. The Methow River Poems. Lewiston, ID: Confluence Press, 1995.
      • --. Even in Quiet Places: Poems. Afterword By Kim Stafford. Lewiston, ID: Confluence Press, 1996. PS3537 .T143 E93 1996 Robarts Library.
      • --. The Way It Is: New & Selected Poems. Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1998. PS3537 .T143 W37 1998 Robarts Library.
Given Name: 
William Edgar
Family Name: 
Stafford
Birth Date: 
January 17, 1914
Death Date: 
August 28, 1993
Nationality: 
Family Relations: 
father : Earl Ingersoll Stafford
mother : Ruby Nina Stafford
wife : Dorothy Hope Frantz (from 6 Apr. 1944)
son : Bret William Stafford
son : Kim Robert Stafford
daughter : Kathryn Lee Stafford
daughter : Barbara Claire Stafford
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First RPO Edition: 
2009