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William Stafford

Poet (17-Jan-1914 — 28-Aug-1993)


Tom Andrews (editor). On William Stafford: The Worth of Local Things. University of Michigan Press. 1995. 296pp.

Jonathan Holden. The Mark to Turn: A Reading of William Stafford's Poetry. University Press of Kansas. 1976. 91pp.

Judith Kitchen. Understanding William Stafford. University of South Carolina Press. 1989. 177pp.

George S. Lensing. Four Poets and the Emotive Imagination: Robert Bly, James Wright, Louis Simpson and William Stafford. Louisiana State University Press. 1976. 223pp.

Lars Nordström. Theodore Roethke, William Stafford, and Gary Snyder: The Ecological Metaphor as Transformed Regionalism. Uppsala. 1989. 197pp.

Sanford Pinsker. Three Pacific Northwest Poets: William Stafford, Richard Hugo, and David Wagoner. Twayne. 1987. 137pp.

Kim Stafford. Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford. Graywolf Press. 2003. 304pp.


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  4. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.717)

  5. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1370-72)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.976)

  7. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.309)

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