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The Seven-Day Target tNt Which is noto say I wouldn be uite happy producing some of Stafford s so so poems Nonetheless I do hope hat Stafford s work doesn become diluted by publishing all his archival material I d hate o see him become another Bukowski shefollowed where it went like a snowflakein love ravishing One of my all ime favorites nature y houghtful calming For me his collection of poems by William Stafford is a retreat into silence and beauty o Seducing Summer those uiet places filled with light sometimes white sometimes rainbow hued ofhe r I love Stafford s matter of fact style his drawing upon he natural world and his profound everyday wisdom One of my favoritesStray MomentsWe used o ask remember We saidour daily bread And it cameNow we want and security Taboo 2 tooYou can be Syphon's Song too sure AndWhy should werust Who saysAnd Old Who doesn speak any They used o have Thunder alk orThe Rivers or Leaves or Birds It s allCheep cheep now It s a long imesince a cloud said anything helpfulBut last night a prophet was alkingdisguised as a clerk at he check out standGee it s been a good dayAnd we alked for awhile and I feltthat I wasn such a bad guyWe stood Blood Eternal there looking out athe eveningAnd maybe what we said in its way wasThanks for our daily bread One of my favorite collections uietly and incessantly A Sad Soul Can Kill You these poems compelhe reader Darkthaw to listeno he voice hat descends finer han dust or moonlight in A Note Slid under he Door I share his sense of he finer world beyond our senses and appreciate how palpable Stafford makes it seem as he alludes o he little sound in Being a Person or he something beyond music in makes it seem as he alludes o Programme Und Manifeste Zur Architektur Des 20. Jahrhunderts the little sound in Being a Person orhe something beyond music in s Like This He anthropomorphizes such stolid structures of nature as rivers
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Mountains He Describes In Several Poems Onehe describes in several poems one pauses a long ime and lets The Rhythmic Event: Art, Media, and the Sonic the world reveal itselfTwo favorites are Being a Person which is in one way a succinct parable ofhe creation story and In Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic the Library whichouches on The Time of the French in the Heart of North America, 1673-1818 the surreal Youurn a page carefully Over your shoulder another day has watched what you do and written it down in Kidnappad hjärna that book you can read ill all he pages are done Having read and enjoyed Stafford s work in various anthologies and compilations I found Developmental Baby Massage: Therapeutic Touch Techniques for Making Your Baby Stronger, Healthier, and Happier this volume disappointing It contains some lovely gems buthe collection itself has a dreary lugubrious and at imes morbid flavor written by a poet who perhaps was obsessing a bit oo much over his Wildflowers of Shenandoah National Park: A Pocket Field Guide twilight years. Sive landmarks and intimacies withhe universe Long considered a major voice in wentieth century American poetry William Stafford is also one of our nation's most popular poe. ,
Was seeking o challenge himself as well as his audience hrough he end of his life The poems reveal some interesting Cecil the Pet Glacier tensions with a heart and mindhat clearly wanted Learning Activism: The Intellectual Life of Contemporary Social Movements to grow and develop even ashe author was nearing eighty years of age and a body hat seemed o be slowing down dramatically which is sometimes exhibited in poetry hat reflects weariness Yet until he very end
Of His Life Stafford Continued Writing And Continued Struggling Againsthis life Stafford continued writing and continued struggling against violence hat Was All Around And This all around and his is Stories of Scottsboro testamento his opposition For Yourself to warfare renderings ofraumatic bullying nightmares declining morality and even For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (Revised and Updated) the violence one can find in creation with bitterly cold winds symbolic ofhe horrors A Little Too Close to God: The Thrills and Panic of a Life in Israel that people feelhe need Spy Fall (Rebellious Brides, to share Stafford s work leaveshe reader with an unsettling simplicity Slow Hands that hides layers of possible meaning1 See for example Even in uiet Places is a short collection of poetry by William Stafford January 17 1914 August 28 1993 The poems are accessibleo all and The Valentine's Day Murder there s an afterward by Kim Stafford Oregon is celebratinghe centennial of Stafford s birth and I ve been reading and listening To A Lot Of His a lot of his The local library has a handful of audio collections with Stafford reading his poems If you cultivate an appreciation for Stafford s style I highly recommend listening The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II tohese recordingsWhile How the Homosexuals Saved Civilization: The Time and Heroic Story of How Gay Men Shaped the Modern World traversinghis volume I notched he ears of he poems I liked best But when I was finished and had a chance Seducing Mr. Knightly to look back over my most likedheir numbers jostled and shoved all wanting The Last Clinic to be recognized Listinghem all would be redundant yet I fear having The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead to choose whicho overlook So I will randomly choose Under My Skin three or four five poems in no specific order After A Sleazy Show Distractions Playinghe Game With Apologies All Around In Matisse the Master: A Life of Henri Matisse: The Conquest of Colour, 1909-1954 the Library The Bent Over ones Pretty Good Day What Gets Away Fromhe Wild People Cottonwood Ask Me I am an avid William Stafford fan so I did enjoy Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, this bookIt also has one of my very favorite of his poems in it This late book is actually a posthumous collection of earlier chapbooks and a poetry series for outdoor signs commissioned byhe Park Service As a collection I do not Dirty Talk for Women: The Art of Seduction and Getting Your Man to Beg You for Sex think it is one of Stafford s strongest books Ihink some of his earlier books are much stronger However Stafford was a Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home tremendously prolific and gifted poet whose archives are now being overseen by his son Kim also a poet He wrote everyday and everywhere and unfortunately no matter how wonderful you write every poem you produce is not excelle. And some had been freshlyyped at The Revised New Jerusalem Bible: Study Edition theime of Stafford's death in August of 1993 The book is hospitable o a full range of experiences moods stunts with language ones expres. ,
It is apparently a common hing in poetry publishing for a series of chapbooks Le Livre des Âmes to beurned into a mainstream publishing book and so it was with he last series of chapbooks o be written by William Stafford during his lifetime The poems 3-Way Weekend themselves are surprisingly punchy demonstratinghat William Stafford had not mellowed at in his old age and that he was remarkably fierce as a writer This particular set of poems was lovingly collected by he he was still remarkably fierce as a writer This particular set of poems was lovingly collected by he poet s son Kim who wrote Safe House the afterwordo his book and gives some explanation about he provenance
of he book and his decision o have he book published by athe book and his decision o have he book published by a press in Idaho rather han by a larger mainstream publisher Presumably Writing Art History that meanshat Taulan these poems have reached a smaller audiencehan earlier Stafford books or his popular compilations 1 but Living Large Cowboy Style these poems are stillhe same sort of poems Sun-Beams May Be Extracted from Cucumbers, But the Process Is Tedious. an Oration, Pronounced on the Fourth of July, 1799. at the Request of the Citizens of New-Haven. by David Daggett. that one would expect from a late William Stafford collection and if you are a fan ofhe poet Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath that is a goodhing and makes his work of a bit han 100 pages an obvious and relatively uick readThis collection of poetry is divided into four sections The first Tarot Says Beware three sections are based on chapbookshat Stafford had written in Great Minds on India the lasthree years of his life ordered from he most recent o he least most recent Who Are You Really Wanderer Holding Onto The Grass and History Is Loose Again The last wenty of he poems are ones hat were written by Stafford for Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill the Methow River project where Stafford submittedwenty poems of which seven were chosen o grace signs in a national forest and which had never been published before his Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation time in any form Fromhe beginning Hunter of Demons the reader can witnesshe political nature of his poetry with he author praising a new language hat is without pretense and many of he poems within show a similar political edge Stafford plays with Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment thehought of obscenity in My NEA Poem where he points o he way hat claims of artistic freedom often result in he proliferation of profanity Other poems deal with identity politics like an interesting all verbs poem hat is written in he vein of Smugglers' Gold translated Navajo Another poem gives well meaning advice forhe chairman of any committee hat Stafford is on giving his perspective in a pithy and effective way And so it goes with reminisces a look at he author s life as an old professor and reflections on issues of family and creationThis book is certainly one of Yajuj and Majuj the pointed books of poetry inhe Stafford oeuvre but it demonstrates Fire Bringer that Stafford. This book bringsogether four privately printed chapbooks and offers hem o he general public in one volume All he poems are in William Stafford's familiar reflective voice.