October 09, 2013

Celebrating William Stafford at 100

We honor the acclaimed poet and teacher who made Lewis & Clark his academic home.

William Stafford (1914-1993) achieved international renown 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. He also taught at Lewis & Clark for 30 years. And thanks to the Stafford family, we hold his literary archives.

In this video, members of our community share how they were—and continue to be—influenced by the poet and the man:



Lewis & Clark and Literary Arts will present the William Stafford Centennial Celebration on February 7, 2014. The event, to be held at Portland’s Newmark Theatre, will feature nationally known poets, local authors, and members of the Stafford family. This is one of many Stafford-related events to be held in the coming year.

Tickets for the Centennial Celebration, which start at $15, are now available.


Admissions Stafford Centennial at L&C Academics