On William Stafford: The Worth of Local Things

On William Stafford: The Worth of Local Things

by Tom Andrews
     
 


Contemporary writers and critics trace the achievement of William Stafford and his influence on contemporary poetry.
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Contemporary writers and critics trace the achievement of William Stafford and his influence on contemporary poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472083213
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
Under Discussion Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Book Reviews
William Stafford3
From "Important and Unimportant Poems"5
From "Design and Matter"7
From "The New Poetry"10
From "'Think What's Got Away . . .'"12
Country Boy14
From "Five Poets"17
From "The Expansional Poet: The Return to Personality"20
"Quiet as All Books"23
A Book to Build On25
From "The Raw and the Cooked"27
Someday, Maybe30
From "The Shocks of Normality"31
Someday, Maybe41
Like Talk44
From "Expressing the Difference"47
From "In Quiet Language"50
From "Poets on Poetry"58
From "Lives on Leaves"60
From "A Remarkable Diversity"63
Just Being67
From "News from the Glacier and A Glass Face in the Rain"72
From "Feeding the Hunger for Stories"77
Segues: A Correspondence in Poetry79
From "The Poetry of Realism"80
Roving across Fields and Smoke's Way82
You Must Revise Your Life84
From "Owls, Monkeys and Spiders in Space"85
From "Short Reviews"87
From "Together and Apart"89
Pt. 2General Essays
Without Heroes, without Villains: Identity and Community in Down in My Heart95
William Stafford: " 'Tell Us What You Deserve,' the Whole World Said"104
Problems with Landscapes in Early Stafford Poems113
William Stafford's Allegiances121
William Stafford and the Surprise Cliche132
William Stafford's Long Walk138
Two Views of the Lone Man143
William Stafford: Eight Notions147
From "The First Person"150
The Absence of the Artist154
William Stafford's Wilderness Quest165
Willingly Fallible: The Essays / The Art203
Pt. 3Essays on Particular Poems or Articles
From "One Vote"215
"At the Bomb Testing Site"219
"Thinking for Berky": Millions of Intricate Moves221
"With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach"233
William Stafford's "Mornings"236
A Comment on William Stafford's "A Way of Writing" in Field 2246
"Waking at 3 A.M."249
"Ask Me"253
"Knowing": Glimpses into Something Ever Larger255
"Things I Learned Last Week"258
"1940": Shivers of Summer Wind260
Pt. 4Conclusion
Jurors' Citation, 1992 Western States Book Awards: Lifetime Achievement in Poetry271
Selected Bibliography273

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