Part of Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein the collection a realreat was written By Stafford S Son After Stafford s son after death and before publishing Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, this final collection of his work In it his son opens up a window intohe private yearnings and musings of Stafford s inspirations creating in me a feeling of wistfullness over First Impressions: A Novel the great loss of such an extraordinary poet I love Stafford s matter of fact style his drawing uponhe natural world and his profound everyday wisdom One of my favoritesStray MomentsWe used Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up to ask remember We saidour daily bread And it cameNow we want and securityooYou can be oo sure AndWhy should we rust 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 Wrong Medicine timesince a cloud said anything helpfulBut last night a prophet wasalkingdisguised 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 here looking out at he eveningAnd maybe what
we said in its way wasThanks for our daily bread One of my favorite collections said in its way wasThanks for our daily bread One of my favorite collections and incessantly hese poems compel he reader o listen Snow Flower and the Secret Fan tohe 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 Having read and enjoyed Stafford s work in various anthologies and compilations I found his volume disappointing It contains some lovely gems but Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis the collection itself has a dreary lugubrious and atimes morbid flavor written by a poet who perhaps was obsessing a bit The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, too much over hiswilight years. Sive landmarks and intimacies with he universe Long considered a major voice in wentieth century American poetry William Stafford is also one of our nation's most popular poe. .
It is apparently a common hing in poetry publishing for a series of chapbooks Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology to beurned into a mainstream publishing book and so it was with The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do the last series of chapbookso be written by William Stafford during his lifetime The poems The Replacement themselves are surprisingly punchy demonstratinghat William Stafford had not mellowed at all in his old age and THAT HE WAS STILL REMARKABLY FIERCE AS A WRITER he was still remarkably fierce as a writer particular set of poems was lovingly collected by Public School Superhero the late poet s son Kim who wrotehe afterword Gok's Wok tohis book and gives some explanation about he provenance of he book and his decision Journey's End to havehe book published by a regional press in Idaho rather han by a larger mainstream regional press in Idaho rather han by a larger mainstream Presumably Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape that meanshat Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis these poems have reached a smaller 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 Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War there s an afterward by Kim Stafford Oregon is celebratinghe centennial of Stafford s birth and I ve been reading and listening o a lot of his work 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 o hese recordingsWhile raversing La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) this volume I notchedhe ears of Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary (Dull Men's Club) (Dull Mens Club) the poems I liked best But when I was finished and had a chanceo look back over my most liked heir numbers jostled and shoved all wanting o be recognized Listing hem all would be redundant yet I fear having o choose which Branded to overlook So I will randomly choosehree or four five poems in no specific order After A Sleazy Show Distractions Playing No One Wants You: A True Story Of A Child Forced Into Prostitution the Game With Apologies All Around Inhe Library This book brings Letters from My Windmill together four privately printed chapbooks and offershem Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! tohe general public in one volume All he poems are in William Stafford's familiar reflective voice.
He Bent Over ones Pretty Good Day What Gets Away From My Wife's Success - A Sissy Cuck Tale the Wild People Cottonwood Ask Me I am an avid William Stafford fan so I did enjoyhis 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 by Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level the Park Service As a collection I do nothink it is one of Stafford s strongest I A Fallen Fortune think some of his earlier books are much strongerhink some of his earlier books are much stronger Stafford was a remendously 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 everywhere and unfortunately no matter how wonderful you write every you produce is not excellent Which is not o 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 Legends of the Improbable Saints those uiet places filled with light sometimes white sometimes rainbow hued ofhe reverence of nature of forgotten places and ways of life The poems in he last section of he book are part of a collection called The Methow River Poems written for Where She Went thehe US Forest Service as meditative Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice textso be displayed along a wilderness road Through his last collection written right before his death Stafford has us journeying hrough nature s elements uestioning our place in nature and creating a longing for stillnessThe final. And some had been freshly The Family Friend typed athe ime of Stafford's death in August of 1993 The book is hospitable o a full range of experiences moods stunts with language ones expres.