A Thousand Friends of Rain: New and Selected Poems, 1976-1998

A Thousand Friends of Rain: New and Selected Poems, 1976-1998

by Kim Stafford

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ISBN-13: 9780887484438
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Series: Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

KIM STAFFORD grew up in Oregon, Iowa, Indiana, California, and Alaska. Since 1979 he has taught at Lewis & Clark College where he directs the Northwest Writing Institute, and teaches writing. His books include Having Everything Right: Essays of Place, We Got Here Together (children’s book), Wind on the Waves (short stories), Lochsa Road: A Pilgrim in the West (travel essay), Entering the Grove (essays), and several collections of poems, among them Places & Stories, The Granary, and A Gypsy’s History of the World. Stafford has received two creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He holds a Ph.D. in medieval literature from the University of Oregon, and lives in Portland with his wife and children.

Table of Contents

NAKNUWISHA, NEW POEMS Naknuwisha • Daddy • Trying to Remember a Miwok Word • A Manifesto on Weakness • One Prayer from Eden • Joulia's Boast • Midnight Literature at the Stardust Motel • Louise • Twelve for Perrin • Oregon Reunion of the Rare • August 1997 • The Good Son • Killing Time Before the Night Begins • A Thousand Friends of Rain A GYPSY'S HISTORY OF THE WORLD, 1976 Shaman • Cove • Proposal • Residence in Grizzly • Historic marker • Orcas Island • Bum • Spanish Museum • A Gypsy's History of the World • Marriage • The Basket Deep • Inside the Fence: Tule Lake Internment Camp • Early Riser BRAIDED APART, 1976 The Small Hours • Blowing Dust off the Map • Climbing the Wildcat Grade • Crow Feather • A Story I Remember Hearing That No-one Told THE GRANARY, 1982 Rain in the Mountains • Red Cloud • Taking Anna Home • Kindling • La Llorona • The Rocking Chari • Inheritance at Wheatland • Sleeping in the Barn • The Lighthouse • The Bears • Letter to Phil • Cadillac PLACES & STORIES, 1987 Bobby Kennedy's Rocker • Feather Bag, Stick Bag • Thomas Jefferson Provides a List of Words • Wilma Tells How They Moved Old Joseph's Bones • Shockly • Tubby Tells About His Uncle Mike • Liberty Dollar • Her Mother Tells Her • Losing One • Flower Drawn from Thorn • If We Shed Our Names • Salish Graveyard, Central B.C. • When St. Babylon Rides Her Midnight • Paulina Rodeo • What Ever Happened to Stumptown's Gypsy Slim • Aunt Charlotte Said • This Woman Was Our Kite • Hacksaw Says Their Marriage Vows • Book of Hours • Figurehead on the Good Ship MaryAnne • Restless Calligraphy of the Human Form • In a Photography My Grandmother, Re-Shingling the Roof, Pretends to Be Departed for Heaven • Don't Talk on the Sabbath • Under an Oak in California • Opening the Book • After the Barn Collapsed • All • Walking to the Mailbox • Joanne's Gift • Back Home in the Shopping Center APPLE BOUGH SOLILOQUY, 1995 Apple Bough Soliloquy

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