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Stories About My Father - Part 1: William Stafford on Teaching

January 30, 2014

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William Stafford (1914–93) taught at Lewis & Clark in Portland, Oregon for 30 years. He achieved international acclaim as the author of dozens of volumes of poetry, winner of a National Book Award, consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, and Oregon Poet Laureate.

His son Kim Stafford is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and the director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark, where he has taught since 1979.

In this 3-part video series, Kim Stafford reflects on how his father lived, thought, taught, wrote, and, most importantly, listened—and what came of all that.

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