Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford

Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford

by Kim Stafford

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Overview

A prolific writer, famous pacifist, respected teacher, and literary mentor to many, William Stafford is one of the great American poets of the 20th century. His first major collection--Traveling through the Dark--won the National Book Award. William Stafford published more than sixty-five volumes of poetry and prose and was Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress--a position now know as the Poet Laureate. Before William Stafford's death in 1993, he gave his son Kim the greatest gift and challenge: to be his literary executor.

In Early Morning, Kim creates an intimate portrait of a father and son who shared many passions: archery, photography, carpentry, and finally, writing itself. But Kim also confronts the great paradox at the center of William Stafford's life. The public man, the poet who was always communicating with warmth and feeling--even with strangers--was capable of profound, and often painful silence within the family. By piecing together a collage of his personal and family memories, and sifting through thousands of pages, of his father's daily writing and poems, Kim illuminates a fascinating and richly lived life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595341860
Publisher: Trinity University Press
Publication date: 01/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kim Stafford is a writer and teacher living in Portland, Oregon. He is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, a zone for exploratory writing at Lewis&Clark College. His books include Having Everything Right: Essays of Place , The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft, A Thousand Friends of Rain: New&Selected Poems, and Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford.

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