Stories that could be true: new and collected poems

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Harper & Row, 1977 - Poetry - 267 pages
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Review: Stories That Could Be True: New and Collected Poems

User Review  - Noah Schumaher - Goodreads

Stafford writes with great enthusiasm. He brings interest to the otherwise boring and uninteresting things in life. This is a great book of poetry for anyone wanting a break from typical patterns and rhythms often found in poetry books. Stafford has a style all his own. Read full review

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User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Well edited collection of poems speaking to the West, to family and to the forgotten. Read full review

Contents

Believing
3
III
15
Whispered into the Ground
20
Copyright

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About the author (1977)

Born in Kansas, William Stafford was educated in the Midwest and has taught at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He is a consciously "Western poet, a word-painter of Western landscapes. He is often linked with Robert Bly and James Wright as a poet of deep imagery. He has said: "My poetry seems to me direct and communicative, with some oddity and variety. It is usually not formal. It is much like talk, with some enhancement.

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