Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford

Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford

Kim Stafford, William Stafford


"In our time there was no poet who revived human hearts and spirits extra convincingly than William Stafford." —Naomi Shihab Nye

Some time while the river is ice ask me
mistakes i've got made. inquire from me whether
what i've got performed is my life.
—from "Ask Me"

In party of the poet's centennial, Ask Me collects 100 of William Stafford's crucial poems. As a conscientious objector in the course of global struggle II, whereas assigned to Civilian Public provider camps Stafford begun his day-by-day writing perform, a lifelong early-morning ritual of witness. His poetry finds the results of violence, the day-by-day necessity of ethical judgements, and the bounty of artwork. chosen and with a be aware by way of Kim Stafford, Ask Me provides the simplest from a profound and unique American voice.

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