2013 Stafford Birthday Events

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• Glimpses from a Poet's Letters: The Correspondence of William Stafford
          Naomi Shihab Nye to William Stafford
          William Stafford to Francis Wolle, University of Colorado English Department
          William Stafford to John Haines
          "Teaching Poetry" – Gary Snyder to William Stafford
          William Stafford to Kirk Polking, Managing Editor of Writer's Digest
          Richard Hugo to William Stafford
          William Stafford to Gerald Burns
          Gerald Burns to William Stafford
          William Stafford to Kenny and Jean Johnson (poem enclosed)
          William Stafford to Kenny Johnson
          John Haines to William Stafford
          Wang Hui-Ming to William Stafford (poetry broadside?
• Readings and Celebrations Around the World Honoring the Spirit of William Stafford

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "The Big School" by William Stafford
• "In Any Country" by William Stafford
• "A Walk in September" by Wang  Hui-Ming

 

Vol.18 No.1 – Spring/Summer 2013

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• Resounding Time: A Review of "William Stafford: An Annotated Bibliography" By James W. Pirie. Oak Knoll Press / Lewis & Clark College, 2013.
• "No Frills Poet," An Essay on the directness of William Stafford, by Brian Hanna
• 23 Sandy Gallery – The Stafford Collection
• "A Way of Listening – William Stafford as Teacher By Philip Metres (excerpts from a talk on Stafford’s workshop philosophy given at the 2013 AWP conference as part of a panel presentation called “Lower Your Standards”)
• James DePreist, 1936-2013, FWS National Advisor
• The Camp Sherman Ranch Poems – A story of friendship between the Stafford, Balmer, Crowley, Lennon and Wilner families
• Stafford in Open Spaces – from an essay, “Writing West” by John Daniel that appeared in "Open Spaces: Voices from the Northwest" (2011), edited by Penny Harrison. Other contributors include Scot Siegel, Kim Stafford, William Kittredge, David James Duncan, and Kathleen Dean Moore.
• January Tales: A review of the Birthday Celebrations
• Winter Words: A Review of "100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared" By Kim Stafford. Trinity Press, 2012.
• Poetry and Profit: A Review of What Poetry Brings to Business. By Clare Morgan, with Kirsten Lange & Ted Buswick. The University of Michigan Press, 2010.
• John Elder in The Sun – From an interview with John Elder in The Sun (June 2012), “The Undiscovered Country: John Elder on The Wild Places Close to Home.” 
• Photo Essay: Dorothy Stafford’s 97th Birthday and Awarding of an Honorary Doctorate from Lewis & Clark College
• Declaration of Statewide Celebration for the William Stafford Centennial of 2014 by the Oregon Heritage Commission, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
• Photographs: William Stafford at Los Prietos – Installation of Commemorative Plaque

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Bess" by William Stafford
• "Compliments and Complaints" by Peter Quinn
• "Endlessly Wayfaring" by James  DePreist
• "An Idea One Evening at the Ranch" by William Stafford
• "For the Party of the Third Part" by William Stafford
• "For a Stone at Balmer’s Ranch" by William Stafford
• "Daoist Out of Kansas" by Charles Goodrich
• "With Neighbors One Afternoon" by William Stafford
• "Right Now" by Lorene Dassow
• "Any Journey" by William Stafford
• "Los Prietos" by Paul Willis
• "A Memorial: Son Bret" by William Stafford

 

Vol.18 No.2 – Fall 2013

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• “Will the Real William Stafford Please Stand Up?” - A Discussion of William Stafford's "Winterward," by By Michael McGriff
• A Letter from Los Prietos Boys Camp, by Coleen Hefley, Instructional Assistant in Special Education
• The William Stafford Library Project - seven books and two videos donated by FWS to 70 small and rural Oregon libraries, with bookplate by Barbara Stafford
• “At Home in the Poetry World” By Emily Wall
• Oregon Reads 2014 - Six Stafford-related recommendations by the Oregon Library Association
• “Interview with Paul Merchant, Former Head of the William Stafford Archives” with Tim Barnes
• Photographs of the Methow River Poems and Wordstock 2013
• “The Light in the Room—Dorothy Stafford, 1916-2013” By Tim Barnes
• “Stafford-Curtis Correspondence (Cordial Encounters)” By Walt Curtis
• Kurt Brown 1944-2013
• "Rain Reigned Supreme at the FWS Poetry and Potluck" by Helen Schmidling (with photographs by Mike Markee)
• "Listening" by Eleanor DesPrez
• Centennial Celebration Events - Stafford100 website
• Photograph of Carolyn Kizer and W.S. Merwin by William Stafford

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

"William Stafford" by Ray Burleigh
• "Traveling Through the Dark," a photographic representation of William Stafford's edited typescript
• "Instructions for Childhood" by Paul Merchant
• "Returning What We Owed" by Carolyne Wright
• "Yes" by William Stafford (Read at Dorothy's Memorial)
• "Full Moon 1160 Times & Counting" by Kim Stafford (Read at Dorothy's Memorial)
• "Hope is the thing with feathers" by Emily Dickenson (Read at Dorothy's Memorial)
• "Afternoon on a Hill" by Edna St. Vincent Millay (Read at Dorothy's Memorial)
• "Wildflecken" (for Alex) by Walt Curtis
• "B.C." by William Stafford, photograph of the latest FWS Broadside designed by Doug and Robert Stow of Paper Crane Press
• "Listening" by William Stafford
• "Stories That Could Be True" by Erik Muller
• "Road Report" by Kurt Brown
• "We Interrupt to Bring You" by William Stafford

 

2014 Stafford Birthday Events

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• Readings, Celebrations, and Events Honoring the William Stafford Centenary
    In the Portland Metro Area
    In the Greater Northwest
    Around the Country
• Other Events in the Northwest and Beyond
• Photographic Panels depicting Stafford's Life with Publishing Timeline - Developed by Jeremy Skinner, Stafford Archivist
• Photograph of Dorothy with Becca Lachman, editor of "A Ritual to Read Together"
• Poster from Oct. 19, 1986 International Poetry Forum at Carnegie Music Hall
• Photograph of WS Published Books and Hat, from the Retrospective Exhibit at Lewis & Clark College, Jan-Feb 2014

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Askance" by William Stafford
• "Relation" by William Stafford
• "Stafford Picnic" by James Fleming, September 2012
• "Civics" by William Stafford
• "Direction" by William Stafford

 

Vol.19 No.1 – Spring/Summer 2014

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Letters to Bill" an exchange with Charles Bukowski, by Jess Alberg
• "Selections from Centennial Publicity" including The Hutchinson News, Think Out Loud, Oregon Art Beat, The Eugene Register Guard, Hillsboro Tribune, The Oregonian, Desert News, Crossma
• "Some Thoughts on Stafford's Teaching Methods," b Ken McCullough
• Bill Howe joins FWS Board
• Stafford Excerpts from Tavern Books' series, "The Honest Pint" including:
         From "William Stafford's Boot Camp for the Seriously Bewildered" by James Moore
         From "Out in the Cold: William Stafford 1947" by Paul Merchant and Vince Wixon
         From "Skywritten" by Paulann Petersen
         From "Three Photographs of William Stafford" by Kim Stafford
• Peter Sears is Oregon's New Poet Laureate
• Maxine Kumin, 1925-2014
• Vern Rutsala, 1934-2014
• William Stafford poems go forth to find readers in the world, an account of poetry in public places by Kim Stafford
• Art inspired by the Centennial including:
         An Oregon Message by Chris Haberman
         Who Turns Away when So Generous A Body by Mary Keefer
         Page Eight from The Osage Orange Tree
         Her Undulations Roll by Mary Keefer
         A Mural by Angelina Marino-Heidel at the Intersection of Terwilliger Blvd. and Highway 10
         Artist Books by Cathy DeForest including "Hidden" (containing aphorisms) and "Portrait"
• William Staford's "Next Time" by Leanne Grabel Sander
• Jeremy Skinner, Archivist - A Profile
• Centennial Events - A Review
• Sightings: Staying Active, a story on Centennial Books by Tim Barnes
• "Discovering William Stafford: An Oregon Artbeat Special"
• Lake Oswego Library's Reading - a prelude to Festival of the Arts
• "William Stafford Calligraphy Project" by the Portland Society for Calligraphy
• "William Stafford at 100: A Centenary Exhibit" at Watzek Library
• 7th Annual Poetry and Potluck Sept. 14
• Oregon Art Beat - Primus St. John
• Stafford Studies Week with Kim Stafford, July 21-25
• State of Wonder
• Summer Fishtrap, July 7-13
• Oregon Reads - 113 Libraries on board
• Mary Szybist of Lewis & Clark receives National Book Award, 50 years after WS
• Late Night Library Interview: Matthew Dickman and Kim Stafford
• Take Back the Fourth: Speaking Truth to Power, the Fellowship of Reconciliation's Conference
• FWS Summer Solstice Reading
• OSPA/FWS Fall Conference Oct. 3-6 in Bandon
• FWS Donates to Literary Arts in honor of Dorothy
• "Teaching With Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach" edited by Sam M. Intrator and Megan Scribner
• William Stafford Campus Walk at Lewis and Clark College
• Milagro Theatre presents "Words That Burn" - reflections on William Stafford, Guy Gabaldon, and Lawson Inada

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "The Buffet Supper Is Over" by Vern Rutsala
• "The Next Time" by Lawson Fusao Inada
• "Proposal" by William Stafford
• "Next Time" by William Stafford
• "So Many Stars" by Ron Sears

 

Vol.19 No.2 – Fall 2014

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Just Begun to Write: A Call to Creative Nonviolence as Pedagogy for the 9/11 Generation" by Becca J.R. Lachman
• William Stafford and Poet Ronald Bayes, and the Chapel Hill Gravel (a Friendship story with illustrations by Marvin Saltzman
• Fishtrap Panel: William Stafford, His Life, Values, and Poetry featuring Kim Stafford, Peter Sears, Naomi Shihab Nye
• Ninth Annual William Stafford Poetry and Potluck held Sept. 15
• FWS Issues Centennial Broadsides "Assurance" and "For the Unknown Enemy" -  designed and printed by Paper Crane Press
• Illustrations: William Stafford Calligraphy Project at the Collins Gallery, Multnomah Central Library
• "Here On the Edge: How a small group of WW II Conscientious Objectors took art and peace from the margins to the mainstream," by Steve McQuiddy - A review by Tim Barnes
• "Celebrating William Stafford at 100" from the North Dakota Quarterly Volume 79:2 - A review by Becca J.R. Lachman
• Photographs from "Words That Burn" as performed by members of Los Portenos at El Teatro Milagro
• Stafford Poems in "Light: A Quarterly of Light Verse"
• Jeremy Skinner: Finding Aide Extraordinare - Reprinted article from 19.1 due to post-press revisions from Skinner
• Vince and Patty Wixon featured readers at Lake Oswego Public Library
• Stafford100 calendar for Centennial Events
• Call for Manuscripts - Teachers who Teach Stafford
• Review of "Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems"
• American Academy of Poets calls "The Way It Is" an Essential Book
• Stafford Exhibit at Fishtrap Website
• WS Favorite Poem Project
• AWP 2015 William Stafford Panel - "Non-Violence in the Creative Writing Workshop" - Fred Marchant, Maxine Hong Kingston, Becca J.R. Lachman, Kim Stafford, Joshua Folmar
• Photographs of Methow River Poems and the Fire in the Methow Valley

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Irscriptor to by Found on AR Island" by William Stafford
• "For Bill and Dorothy Stafford" by Ronald H. Bayes
• "How Poetry Comes ty Me" by Gary Snyder
• "Because of Paulann Petersen" by Barbara Ford (2/14/17)
• "Trail Signs" by Primus St. John
• "Nine" by William Stafford
• "Writing" by William Stafford
• "One Little Witness" by William Stafford

 

Vol.20 No.1 – Spring/Summer 2015

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• “Threads in the Cloth” Part 1 by Tim Barnes, an essay referencing the following:
• “Teaching with Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach” - Sam Intrator and Megan Scribner, eds. Introduction by Parker J. Palmer and Tom Vander
Ark. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2003.
• “Leading from Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead.” Sam Intrator and Megan Scribner, eds. Foreword by Madeline K. Albright. Introduction by Parker J. Palmer. Afterword by David Whyte. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2007.
• “Teaching with Heart: Poetry That Speaks to the Courage to Teach. Sam Intrator and Megan Scribner, eds. Foreword by Parker J. Palmer. Introduction by Taylor Mali. Afterword by Sarah Brown Wessling. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2014.
• Addendum to (July 12, 2014) Fishtrap Panel: William Stafford, His Life, Values, and Poetry - Moderated by Kim Stafford, with Peter Sears and Naomi Shihab Nye
• Multnomah Central Library Celebration, Jan. 25, hosted by Joe Soldati
• Letters from a Friend by Patty Wixon
• “Your Life” an account of El Dorado, Kansas, Nov. 7, 1986 by Vince Wixon
• Tree Planting and Poetry Reading at Stafford Grove, April 9, 2015 (Photographs)
• “Poetry from the Interior” Los Portenos, Portland Latino writers’ response to poems by William Stafford and Miguel Hernandez
• “You Reading This, Be Ready,” Photographs of a Stafford Centennial Quilt by Claire Kellog
• “Is This Feeling About the West Real,” Poetry sign restored to new location in Twisp, WA along the Methow River
• Threads in the Cloth, Part 2 by Tim Barnes:
• “A Spiral Walk through the Golden Mean: A Foray into the Structure of Thought and Invention.” Leslie Ullman. The Writer’s Chronicle 46.2 (Oct./Nov.) 2013.
“‘Shine in That Vivid Isolation’: A Case Study of the Ghazal in the Contemporary Lyric.” Tyler Mills. Writer’s Chronicle 45.6 (May/ Summer 2013).
“Ghazals of Ghalib: Versions from Urdu by Aijaz Ahmad, W.S. Merwin, Adrienne Rich, William Stafford, David Ray, Thomas Fitzsimmons, Mark Strand, and William Hunt.” Aijaz Ahmad, ed. Oxford Press, 1994.
• Threads in the Cloth, Part 3 by Tim Barnes
• “Living Medicine: Stephen Harrod Buhner and Planet Intelligence, Natural Medicine, and the Trouble with Pharmaceuticals” Interview with Akshay Ahuja. The Sun 418 (Dec. 2014).
• “Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Beyond the Doors of Perception into the Dreaming Earth” By Stephen Harrod Buhner. Rochester, VT: Bear & Company, 2014.
• Threads in the Cloth: A Coda by Tim Barnes
• Stafford in Sweden, WS Poems translated by Swedish Poet Lars Nordstrom
• 10th Annual Poetry and Potluck Sept. 13 at Foothills Park, featuring Poet Laureate Peter Sears
• Oregonlive: Vince and Patty Wixon
• Bear Deluxe Review: Three Stafford Books (Winterward, Ask Me, and The Osage Orange Tree)
• 28th Annual Summer Fishtrap July 6-12
• Stafford Poetry Signs - Hills Gulch (Idaho) Recreation Trail

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• “They Carved an Animal,” by William Stafford, one of the Stafford signs at Hulls Gulch in Idaho
• “The Way Trees Began” by William Stafford, read at the Stafford Grove Event by Tim Barnes
• “A Quick Note from the Bluff” by Martha Gatchell
• “William Stafford: July 1, 1990” by Patricia Wixon
• “Your Life” by William Stafford (first draft - in V. Wixon article)
• “At Layser Cave” by William Stafford, June 8, 1990
• “Review” by William Stafford
• “Time” by William Stafford
• “Ghazal IX by Ghalib” translated by William Stafford
• “Bergman” - an edited typescript draft (November 1975) by William Stafford
• “At the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome” by Lars Nordstrom
• “Stafford Road” by Tim Barnes

 

Vol.20 No.2 – Winter 2016

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• The Way It Is: Stafford and the “Tao Te Ching” by Tim Barnes
• Stafford Gravesite - Map, Photograph, and Notes by Kim Stafford, documenting the interment of Bill’s and Dorothy’s ashes on Aug. 28, 1015 - 22 years after Bill’s death
• “William Stafford vs. Roundup®” - A “What Would William Stafford Do” story by Ingrid Wendt
• Doug Stow (1949 - 2015) and the Art of Being, a Tribute by Tim Barnes
• “Creative Laureate Talks to Strangers” - an interview with Portland’s Creative Laureate Julie Keefe, by Tim Barnes
• Stafford’s 101.5 Birthday - Kairos-Milwaukie UCC
• Gathering by the River - The 2015 Poetry and Potluck with photographs by Mike Markee and Ilka Kuznik
• Obelisk installed at Lake Oswego’s Stafford Grove - Photographs and Story
• “Nonviolence in the Creative Writing Workshop” - Excerpts from the AWP Conference in Minneapolis on April 23, 2015, featuring panelists Fred Marchant, Becca Lachman, Joshua Folmar, Maxine Hong Kinston, and Kim Stafford
• “Cutting Loose” - CD - Daniel Sperry and the Poetry of William Stafford, on CD
• “On A Tragic Anniversary - Finding Peace and Solace in the Written Word” by Rhode Island Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin
• “Leading in an Unpredictable World” from an essay by Michael Jones, a leadership educator, author, and improvisational pianist
• Refer to www.stafford100.org for January Stafford Celebrations
• Photographs of the large sculpture by J. Chester Armstrong of Sisters, at the Portland Airport (PDX)

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• “The Loyal Hand” for Dorothy and Bill, by Kim Stafford
• “Shall we have that singing …” by William Stafford, Los Prietos, California, January 19, 1944
• “On The McKenzie” by David Laing
• “Sky” by William Stafford
• “The Way It Is,” FWS Latest Broadside designed and printed by Robert Stow at Paper Crane Press
• “At Any Airport” by William Stafford

 

Vol.21 No.1 – Summer 2016

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• Reports from Far Friends: Students from Winona State University write about poetry and philosophy of William Stafford
• "Teaching a Seminar on William Stafford" by Professor James Armstrong
• Daily Writing in the Spirit of William Stafford by Tim Barnes
• Peregrine Literary Series - Brian Doyle by Joan Maiers
• Introductory Rites and Final Blessings: The First and Last Poems in William Stafford's Collections of Poetry by Clara Richter
• "Rebuild your confidence and don't give up: Sun Images" by Maria Shine Stewart
• "Home Is the Place that Holds You" by Eric McHenry, Kansas Poet Laureate and associate professor of English at Washburn State University
• "Poet's Notebook: On the love of books - and libraries" by Peter Meinke, writer and professor
• Carl Adamshick of Portland wins 2016 Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry published by an Oregon author for "Saint Friend"
• Elizabeth Woody of Warm Springs and Portland is appointed eighth Oregon Poet Laureate by Governor Kate Brown
• "William Stafford on Brexit and Common Demagoguery" a blog post by Dale Biron
• "Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." An aphorism from the poem "Keepsakes" in The Sun magazine
• FWS Board members resign: Don Colburn, Leah Stenson, Nancy Winklesky. 
• First Addition/Forest Hills Neighborhood Association gets grant to finish Stafford Stone project "With Neighbors One Afternoon" on Sunningdale Road, Lake Oswego.

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Listening to a Storyteller" - in Memory of William Stafford, an exchange by Yorifumi Yaguchi and Robert Bly
• "On Buying a Deacquisitioned Book of William Stafford's Poetry Advertised on the Internet" by James Armstrong
• "Elementary Lesson" by Kim Stafford
• Obne Poet, One Byrd, & One More" by Timothy Otto
• "Atavism" by William Stafford
• "At the Gravesite" for Bill and Dorothy by Tim Barnes
• "The Well Rising," a photograph of the poem by William Stafford on the basalt column at the Luscher Farm off Stafford Road.

 

Vol.21 No.2 – Winter/Spring 2017

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE:

• William Stafford and the Dawn of the Space Age by James Armstrong
• Drawing Connections in William Stafford's "Connections" by Elissa Herber
• Obelisk Inscription - Sandblasting a poem in stone
• The Immanent Stafford by Tim Barnes
• (Sculptor) Tomasz Misztal and The Wing Over the Shoulder
• Sightings: Beaver's Fire - A Regional Portfolio (1970-2010) by George Ven
• Chuck Worley, 1918-2016, conscientious objector
• Birthday Reading in Winthrop, WA, along the Methow River
• FWS to present panel, "An Afternoon in the Stacks - Encountering William Stafford in His Archive" at the American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in Boston, May 25-28.
• Elizabeth Bishop on William Stafford - an excerpt as reported by Don Colburn
• The Hutchinson News (KS)features article on Stafford by Kathy Hanks
• Naomi Shihab Nye, Anis Mojgani, Luis Alberto Urrea, Kim Stafford, Scott Russel Sanders, Debra Magpie Earling, Jamie Ford and others featured at Summer Fishtrap
• Poetry in Honor of Stafford April 18 at Lake Oswego Public Library
• "Words That Burn" by Cindy William Gutierrez is nominated for Drama prize at Oregon Book Awards. The play will be performed in Twisp, WA May 26-27.
• "For My Friends," an original piece of music by Todd Barton, performed at WS Birthday Reading in Ashland, OR.
• "My World: Remembering a 'very human' William Stafford" by Ronald Talney, from the Lake Oswego Review

POETRY IN THIS ISSUE:

• "Connections" by William Stafford
• "Answer to a Passing Remark" by Patricia (Gow) Banta
• "2016 Election (In Two Movements) by James Armstrong
• "Thinking of My Father, Long Gone, in the Era of the Billionaire" by Kim Stafford
• Chief Joseph - Surrender Speech as typed on a card in - read three times by WS
• "Bill Stafford Says 'So Long'" by Chuck Worley - from "Poems and Lectures from Prison by A Conscientious Objector to the Good War"