Stories that could be true: new and collected poems

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Harper & Row, 1977 - Poetry - 267 pages
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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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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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