William Stafford: Reading his Own Poetry of Peace and Reconciliation

These recordings are part of a collection of readings by William Stafford that were gathered by TTTD Productions for a CD titled "The Unknown Good in Our Enemies." The CD includes 15 poems that explore notions of peace and reconciliation.  As a conscientious objector during World War II, William Stafford was confined in Civilian Public Service camps, which strongly influenced his writing and thinking. For the following fifty years, Stafford included poems of pacifism and reconciliation in his readings.