Stafford Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford 1937-1947
William Stafford, who died in 1993, was Oregon’s poet laureate from 1975 to 1990, and a professor at Lewis & Clark for more than 30 years. This remarkable collection of poems, edited by poet Fred Marchant, covers the first decade of Stafford’s writing life, including his participation in outdoor work camps as a conscientious objector during World War II. This is the first time most of these poems have been published.
Graywolf Press, 2008. 128 pages.