Down in my heart

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Bench Press, 1947 - Biography & Autobiography - 94 pages
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"Down in My Heart is not only Stafford's first book, but in some ways it is his most important book because it lays out the radical social & moral code by which he lived his life as a pacifist, a code that underlies every poem he ever wrote."-The Bloomsbury Review

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About the author (1947)

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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