Professor’s legacy highlighted by media nationwide
William Stafford (1914–93) 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. He also taught at Lewis & Clark for 30 years. And, thanks to the Stafford family, we hold his literary archives.
In this centennial year, media outlets from Oregon Public Broadcasting to Publisher’s Weekly are highlighting the legacy of the renowned poet, educator, and pacifist, and asking fellow poets, artists, and friends to share how they were—and continue to be—influenced by Stafford and his work.
Here are highlights from the recent Stafford coverage:
- Publisher’s Weekly: What the River Says, This is What I Say: Stafford Turns 100
- OPB Television’s Oregon Art Beat: Discovering William Stafford—An Oregon Art Beat Special
- OPB Radio’s Think Out Loud: William Stafford Centennial
Oregonian: Centennial Events Celebrate the Poet’s Life and Legacy
- OPB Radio’s Morning Edition: Kim Stafford Remembers Poet Father’s Work Ethic
- OPB: William Stafford’s Life as a Photographer
- OPB Radio’s State of Wonder: Three Poets Talk Stafford and Writing
- Publisher’s Weekly: Stafford’s 100th Celebrated with Readings, Releases [login required]
Lewis & Clark will present the William Stafford Centennial Symposium on February 7-8, which includes an event at Portland’s Newmark Theatre featuring nationally known poets, local authors, and members of the Stafford family.