Vol.11 No.1 – Spring 2006

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• The Methow River Poems: More than a Roadside Attraction by Sulima Malzin
• From the Archives: Willilam Stafford - Photographer by Paul Merchant
• Lawson Inada named Oregon's first Poet Laureate since Stafford
• A word from our National Advisor - A Walk on the Oregon Coast by Robert Bly
• From the Chair: On Ted Kooser's appointment as U.S. Poet Laureate
• Heartfelt sharing at Stafford Birthday Celebrations
• Sale of "Ask Me" broadsides, signed by Stafford and Henk Pender, raises funds for FWS
• Stafford Stones dedicated at Lake Oswego's Foothills Park
• Portland's Trinity Cathedal poetry exhibit has theme of Peace
• Sharon Wood Wortman joins FWS Board
• Barton family supports "How The Ink Feels" with $1,500 donation
• "Ink" tours six Alaska cities before moving to Salem Public Library and Newport Performing Arts Center; Nancy Winklesky stepping down as exhibit coordinator
• Ann Staley and Wendy Swanson to lead summer Stafford Studies at Lewis and Clark College
• Walking Tour and Poetry Reading set Sept. 10 at Stafford Stones, Foothills Park
• Marvin Bell to present summer Haystack program on Oregon Coast
• Thanks to David Rutiezer for managing Portland event materials. 

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "A Week on the Oregon Coast" by Robert Bly
• "In A Buddhist Forest" by Lawson Fusao Inada
• "The Necktie" by Ted Kooser
• "On The Road" by Ted Kooser
• "William Stafford's Birthday, January 17, 2006" by Jack Ridl
• "Ask Me" by William Stafford (Pictured as Illustrated Broadside)
• "Closing Read at Welches, January 8, 2006" by Sharon Wood Wortman
• "From the Wild People" by William Stafford

 

Vol.11 No.2 – Fall 2006

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• "How The Ink Feels" in Alaska: A Journey not Unlike Writing a Poem by Nancy Winklesky
• Report From the Archives: Summer Visitors from Out of Town (Doug and Margaret Stow of Paper Crane Press in Half Moon Bay, CA and Fred Marchant, poet and translator, from Boston) by Paul Merchant
• From the Chair: Poetry as a part of the MFA Program by Shelley Reece
• Learning About Teaching and Writing - Excerpts from an essay by FWS Member Rita Ott-Ramstad
• From Bill - Thoughts about Teacher and Teaching (reprinted from Hungry Mind Review and used in a recent Stafford Studies workshop)
• Seventy FWS members celebrate at First Annual Poetry at Potluck in Foothills Park
• Oregon Book Awards honors Ursula K. LeGuin with CES Wood Distinguished Writing Award, and Paulann Petersen with Stewart H. Holbrook Legazy Award
• Tim Barnes joins FWS Board
• FWS Board and Friends publish their work this year: Don Colburn, Joseph A. Soldati, Paulann Petersen, Sharon Wood Wortman, Willa Schneberg, Vincent Wixon, Paul Merchant, Doug Barricklow, Sulima Malzin, and Ron Talney.
• Interest, Ideas aplenty for restoring Methow River Poems
• "How The Ink Feels" at Newport Visual Arts Center
• The Way It Is written in stone at Second and B in Lake Oswego
• 'Tis the Season for Giving Artistic, Poetic Gifts
• Elizabeth "Betty" Barton resigns from FWS Board
• Congratulations to new U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall
• Jack Prelutsky wins first Children's Poet Laureate award from The Poetry Foundation 

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Any Morning" by William Stafford
• "The Provider" by Peggy Shumaker (photo illustration from "How The Ink Feels"
• "The Way I Write" by William Stafford
• "Miss Pinkerton" by William Stafford
• "Closing lines from Piecing Things Together" by Lawson Fusao Inada
• "Read at the Award Dinner, May 1996" by Ursula LeGuin
• "The New Cosmology" by Paulann Petersen
• "Kansas, Maybe for Stafford" by Tim Barnes
• "The Way It Is" by William Stafford
• "Old Prof "by William Stafford

 

Vol.11 No.3 – December 2006

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• The 2007 Birthday Events - Join Us as we celebrate the Spirit of William Stafford around the Country
• Report from the Archives: Sixth Stafford Symposium "Millions of Intricate Moves" coming March 3-4 at Lewis and Clark by Paul Merchant
• Happy 91st Birthday to Dorothy Stafford
• Correction on "How The Ink Feels" - The exhibit will finish 2006 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and move to Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska in 2007

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "The Dream of Now" by William Stafford
• "For the Unknown Enemy" by William Stafford

 

Vol.12 No.1 – Spring 2007

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• Celebrating Bill’s Birthday in Los Padres National Forest (site of the old Los Prietos Civilian Public Service Camp where Stafford served) by Sulima Malzin
• Report from the Archives: Old Photos stir New Interest in Los Prietos by Paul Merchant
• Tea in the Park on a Sunday Afternoon
• From “How Stafford Taught the Faculty” by Jim Bertolino
• From the Chair - The late Emma Howell’s family and friends celebrate publication of her poems, by Shelley Reece
• Stafford Birthday Events warm 2007’s Icy Heart - A Roundup from around the country
• Sue Einowski joins FWS Board as treasurer
• K-College Teachers invited to 2007 Stafford Studies, “The Suitcase Project”
• “How The Ink Feels” at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA
• FWS Member Willa Schneberg spoke on “The Contemporary American Poet as Witness” at Stafford Symposium
• Save the Date - 2nd Annual Poetry and Potluck Sept. 16 at Foothills Park
• FWS Board donates $300 to Oregon Writers’ Endowment, a project of Literary Arts
• Abayomi Anamashun, University of Nevada teacher, reflects on Stafford Symposium

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Dear Paul and Friends at Los Prietos" a letter by Kim Stafford
• "Stafford Stones" by Leah Stenson
• "After Traveling Through The Dark" by Emma Howell
• "Out by Keith and Shirley’s" by William Stafford
• "American Heroes September 1993" by Paul Willis
• "Witness: For William Stafford" by Linda Pastan
• "That Poem by William Stafford" by Cap Hedges
• "Moonlight" by Willa Schneberg
• "The Farm on the Great Plains" by William Stafford

 

 

Vol.12 No.2 – Summer 2007

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• Portraits of a Life Going By (Making a documentary of WS with Vince Wixon) by Michael Markee
• Report From the Archives: The Audio Collection by Patty Wixon
• Former Director (and FWS Founder) remembers FWS Humble Beginnings by Peter Sears
• Beverly Jeanne Partridge - 1923-2007
• It’s Poetry and Potluck time at Foothills Park in Lake Oswego
• From the Chair: Recapping National Poetry Month gifts of words to FWS Members
• Another World Instead will be latest posthumous publication of Stafford Work
• Letterpress Broadside “Hummingbirds” to be unveiled at Poetry and Potluck
• Celebrating Traditions (an essay on 10 Years of FWS Newsletter) by Sulima Malzin

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "The Little Ways that Encourage Good Fortune" by William Stafford
• "An Archival Print" by William Stafford
• "Hummingbirds" by William Stafford
• "Being Alive" by William Stafford
• "Desert Rendezvous with William Stafford" by David Hedges
• "Vita" by William Stafford

 

Vol.12 No.3 – Winter 2007/08

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• Reading Stafford’s Poetry with Malaysian Hearts, Global Minds by Melissa Ann Reed
• Viola M. Gale - 1917-2007
• FWS Board Member Sharon Wood Wortman publishes “Walking Portland’s Bridges Using Poetry as a Compass”
• Kim Stafford receives Stewart H. Holbrook Legacy Award from Literary Arts, at Oregon Book Awards. Previous winners include Paulann Petersen and David Hedges
• From the Chair: Reflections on writers Tillie Olsen (1912-2007) and Grace Paley (1922-2007) by Shelley Reece
• FWS Second Poetry and Potluck - a Rainy Day turns into An Afternoon With Neighbors by Sulima Malzin
• Sometimes Our Readers Write About Dorothy (an anecdote from Nicole Wagner) 
• Brief account of Dorothy Stafford Memorial Garden Dedication with Photo
• FWS Increases Amount of Donor Levels
• Listing of January Birthday Celebrations sent under separate mailing
• Winter Fishtrap: Living Right - Empathy, Charity, and Responsibility
• WS Memorial Poetry Rendezvous April 10-12 in Hutchinson, KS
• OSPA Sponsoring Student Poetry Contest
• Happy 92nd Birthday, Dorothy

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "On Prescott Street" by Vi Gale
• "For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid" by William Stafford
• "By Hawthorne Bridge" by William Stafford
• "Here" by Grace Paley
• "To William Stafford" by John Daniel
• "With Neighbors One Afternoon" by William Stafford
• "The Way It Is Among Your Friends Since You’ve Been Gone" by Scot Siegel
• "A Woman of Stature" by Larry Butler
• "Walking the Borders" by William Stafford

 

Vol.13 No.1 – Summer 2008

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

•• Creative Publishing Keeps Stafford’s Poetry Alive and Visible (Poetry in Public Places)  by Sulima Malzin
• “How the Ink Feels” concludes eight-year run with reception at Hoffman Gallery, Lewis and Clark College by Sulima Malzin
• “Every War Has Two Losers,” A documentary by Haydn Reiss, to be released this summer
• Vince and Patty Wixon and Michael Markee collaborate on Stafford’s life
• Paula Sinclair sets Stafford poems to music
• Confluence Press banners fly in Lake Oswego Library
• Number of Stafford Letterpress Broadsides now at 9, with “Choosing A Dog”
• FWS Board welcomes Scot Siegel as Treasurer
• FWS National Advisors Li-Young Lee and Lucille Clifton both featured in Literary Arts’ series, Poetry Downtown
• Kim Stafford featured reader at Lake Oswego Library’s summer event
• Chair Joseph Soldati steps down from board to be “just another friend.” Arreverdarcci, Joe!
• Elizabeth Grossman receives Friends of Lake Oswego Library William Stafford Award from Literary Arts
• Joseph Green donates 70 Letterpress Broadsides, “Meditation” to FWS for fundraising
• A note on conscience from “Another World Instead” by Fred Marchant
• Local and Global Celebrations Mark Bill’s Birthday in 2008 - A Retrospective on the Birthday Events
• Third Annual Poetry and Potluck to be held September 14 in Foothills Park
• Kim Stafford and Company featured at William Stafford Rendezvous in Kansas
• Moonstruck Poetry Series mixes Poets and Chocolates, July 27 in Lake O.
• Abayomi Animashaun’s “The Giving of Pears” wins 2008 Hudson Prize
• 12th Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival features Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shihab Nye, and Maxine Kumin - among others.
• Paul Willis celebrates his first full-length book of poems, “Visiting Home.”
• Poet Laureate Reading Room opens in the Oregon State Library, Salem
• Thanks to Rich Wandschneider for work on Oregon Arts Commission grant that funded “How The Ink Feels.”

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Starting With Little Things" by William Stafford
• "To Hold" by Li-Young Lee
• "whose side are you on?" by Lucille Clifton
• "The Trouble With Reading" by William Stafford
• "Climbing Along the River" by William Stafford
• "A Dedication" by William Stafford (Photograph)
• "Border Incident" by William Stafford (Photograph)
• "First Day: Peer Observation on William Stafford Circa 1990 Lewis-Clark State College" by Jim Hepworth
• "Los Prietos (I)" by William Stafford (June 20, 1942)

 

Vol.13 No.2 – Fall 2008

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• William Stafford Archives Come to Rest at Lewis and Clark College by Paul Merchant
• Photograph - Poets Laurence Pratt and William Stafford at 1961 Portland Poetry Day
• "The Lemon Exercise" and "A Ritual to Read to Each Other"
• "Another World Instead: The Early Poems, 1937-1947," edited by Fred Marchant, shows Stafford developing his craft by Joseph A. Soldati
• From the Chair: Similarities among Grace Paley, William Wordsworth, and William Stafford by Shelley Reece
• A Magnificent (third annual) September Afternoon of Poetry and Potluck for Friends
• New Broadside, "Choosing A Dog," unveiled at Poetry and Potluck
• FWS National Advisor Gary Snyder receives $100,000 Ruth Lilly Lifetime Achievement Award
• "Another World Instead - William Stafford Peace Symposium" planned May 14-16 at Portland's First Unitarian Church
• Elizabeth Burnett, executive director of Literary Arts, resigns
• Penelope Scambly Schott receives Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry at this year's Oregon Book Awards
• Leah Stenson, David Hedges, Eleanor Berry, and Scot Siegel all win OSPA awards
• Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2009 Annual Conference Feb. 11-14 in Chicago. Donald Hall is among the presenters.
• "Voice Catcher3, an Annual Anthology of Portland-area Women's Writing,includes work by Betty Lynch Husted, Penelope Scambly Schott, Sharon Wood Wortman, Paulann Petersen, and Sulima Malzin.
• Milwaukie (OR) Poetry Series meets monthly.
• Birthday readings just around the corner … 2009

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "The Gift" by William Stafford
• "Deep Listening" by William Stafford (Berkley, California March 12, 1946
• "Windows" by Grace Paley
• "Choosing a Dog" (Broadside photograph) by William Stafford
• "At the Salt Marsh" by William Stafford (Richmond, California January 8, 1947
• "For All" by Gary Snyder
• "These Mornings" by William Stafford