William Stafford Audio Recordings

Every year we discover more audio recordings of William Stafford reading his poetry, participating in panel discussions, being the subject of an interview, giving a speech, answering questions, leading workshops and teaching. The audio recordings collected on this page are designed to give you a clear and representative portrait of Mr. William Stafford. This is not meant to be a comprehensive collection of audio spanning his lifetime. The videos here are from a variety of sources and are mostly from his final decade. We do expect to be adding more audio recordings over time. 

Poetry

Where No Monuments Stand
John Gorka composed and performs an original piece with lyrics by William Stafford from his poem, "At the Un-National Monument." This song is also part of the video, "Every War Has Two Losers" by Haydn Reiss.