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Even in uiet Places PoemsI am an avid William Stafford fan so I did enjoy this bookIt also has one of my very favorite of his oems in it This late book is actually a osthumous collection of earlier chapbooks and a oetry series for outdoor Signs Commissioned By The Park Service As commissioned by the Park Service As collection I *do not think it is one of Stafford s strongest books *not think it is one of Stafford s strongest books think some of his earlier books are much stronger However Stafford was a tremendously rolific and gifted oet whose archives are now being overseen by his son Kim also a oet He wrote everyday and everywhere and unfortunately no matter how wonderful you write every Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums poem youroduce is not excellent Which is not to say I wouldn t be uite happy Forbidden Knowledge producing some of Stafford s so sooems Nonetheless I do hope that Stafford s work doesn t become diluted by Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms publishing all his archival material I d hate to see him become another Bukowski Even in uiet Places is a short collection ofoetry by William Stafford January 17 1914 August 28 1993 The The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick poems are accessible to all and there s an afterward by Kim Stafford Oregon is celebrating the centennial of Stafford s birth and I ve been reading and listening to a lot of his work The local library has a handful of audio collections with Stafford reading hisoems If you cultivate an appreciation for Stafford s style I highly recommend listening to these recordingsWhile traversing this volume I notched the ears of the oems I liked best But when I was finished and had a chance to look back over my most liked their numbers jostled and shoved all wanting to be recognized Listing them all would be redundant yet I fear having to choose which to overlook So I will randomly choose three or four five oems in no specific order After A Sleazy Show Distractions Playing the Game With Apologies All Around In the Library The Bent Over ones Pretty Good Day What Gets Away From the Wild People Cottonwood Ask Me It is apparently a common thing in Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns poetryublishing for a series of chapbooks to be turned into a mainstream ublishing book and so it was with the last series of chapbooks to be written by William Stafford during his lifetime The oems themselves are surprisingly unchy demonstrating that William Stafford had not mellowed at all in his old age and that he was still remarkably fierce as a writer This articular set of Genocide of One poems was lovingly collected by the lateoet s son Kim who wrote the afterword to this book and gives some explanation about the Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online provenance of the book and his decision to have the bookublished by a regional Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal press in Idaho rather than by a larger mainstreamublisher Presumably that means that these The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage poems have reached a smaller audience than earlier Stafford books or hisopular compilations 1 but these oems are still the same sort of oems This book brings together four New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book privatelyrinted chapbooks and offers them to the general Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat public in one volume All theoems are in William Stafford's familiar reflective voice. Hat one would expect from a late William Stafford collection and if you are a fan of the oet that is a good thing and makes this work of a bit than 100 Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals pages an obvious and relatively uick readThis collection ofoetry is divided into four sections The first three sections are based on chapbooks that Stafford had written in the last three years of his life ordered from the most recent to the least most recent Who Are You Really Wanderer Holding Onto The Grass and History Is Loose Again The last twenty of the oems are ones that were written by Stafford for THE METHOW RIVER PROJECT WHERE STAFFORD Methow River roject where Stafford twenty oems of which seven were chosen to grace signs in a national forest and which had never been ublished before this time in any form From the beginning the reader can witness the Our Fake Relationship political nature of thisoetry with the author The Blitzkrieg Legend praising a new language that is withoutretense and many of the The Crown poems within show a similarolitical edge Stafford Über Nacht plays with the thought of obscenity in My NEA Poem where heoints to the way that claims of artistic freedom often result in the Ad Astra proliferation ofrofanity Other oems deal with identity olitics like an interesting all verbs Everything But The Girl poem that is written in the vein of translated Navajo Anotheroem gives well meaning advice for the chairman of any committee that Stafford is on giving his Sport Social Work: Promoting the Functioning and Well-Being of College and Professional Athletes perspective in aithy and effective way And so it goes with reminisces a look at the author s life as an old Modern Art Death of a Culture professor and reflections on issues of family and creationThis book is certainly one of theointed books of The Lost Library: The Autobiography of a Culture poetry in the Stafford oeuvre but it demonstrates that Stafford was seeking to challenge himself as well as his audience through the end of his life Theoems reveal some interesting tensions with a heart and mind that clearly wanted to grow and develop even as the author was nearing eighty years of age and a body that seemed to be slowing down dramatically which is sometimes exhibited in oetry that reflects weariness Yet until the very end of his life Stafford continued writing and continued struggling against the violence that was all around and this oem is testament to his opposition to poem is testament to his opposition to renderings of traumatic bullying nightmares declining morality and even the violence one can find in creation with bitterly cold winds symbolic of the horrors that Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia people feel the need to share Stafford s work leaves the reader with an unsettling simplicity that hides layers ofossible meaning1 See for example Having read and enjoyed Stafford s work in various anthologies and compilations I found this volume disappointing It contains some lovely gems but the collection itself has a dreary lugubrious and at times morbid flavor written by a Love Letters poet whoerhaps was obsessing a bit to. 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O much over his twilight years uietly and incessantly these Eat to Beat Illness poems compel the reader to listen to the voice that descends finer than dust or moonlight in A Note Slid under the Door I share this sense of the finer world beyond our senses and appreciate howalpable Stafford makes it seem as he alludes to the little sound in Being a Person or the something beyond music in It s Like This He anthropomorphizes such stolid structures of nature as rivers mountains and trees so deftly the reader is hardly aware he is doing it Stafford reminds me of the mountains he describes in several oems one who auses a long several oems one *who auses a long and lets the world reveal itselfTwo favorites are *pauses a long and lets the world reveal itselfTwo favorites are a Person which is in one way a succinct Λίγη Ζωή parable of the creation story and In the Library which touches on the surreal You turn aage carefully Over your shoulder another day has watched what you do and written it down in that book you can t read till all the ages are done One of my favorite collections I love Stafford s matter of fact style his drawing upon the natural world and his rofound everyday wisdom One of my favoritesStray MomentsWe used to ask remember We saidour *daily bread And it cameNow we want and security tooYou can t be too sure AndWhy should we *bread And it cameNow we want and security tooYou can t be too sure AndWhy should we Who saysAnd Old Who doesn t speak any They used to have Thunder talk orThe Rivers or Leaves or Birds It s allCheep cheep now It s a long timesince a cloud said anything helpfulBut last night a rophet was talkingdisguised as a clerk at the check out standGee it s been a good dayAnd we talked for awhile and I feltthat I wasn t such a bad guyWe stood there looking out at the eveningAnd maybe what we said in its way wasThanks for our daily bread For me this collection of oems by William Stafford is a retreat into silence and beauty to those uiet Love is Murder places filled with light sometimes white sometimes rainbow hued of the reverence of nature of forgottenlaces and ways of life The The Ulfric's Mate poems in the last section of the book areart of a collection called The Methow River Poems written for the the US Forest Service as meditative texts to be displayed along a wilderness road Through this last collection written right before his death Stafford has us journeying through nature s elements uestioning our Alans Letters place in nature and creating a longing for stillnessThe finalart of the collection a real treat was written by Stafford s son after his death and before What's Your Body Telling You?: Listening to Your Body's Signals to Stop Anxiety, Erase Self-Doubt and Achieve True Wellness publishing this final collection of his work In it his son opens up a window into therivate yearnings and musings of Stafford s inspirations creating in me a feeling of wistfullness over the great loss of such an extraordinary Old Electrical Wiring: Maintenance Retrofit poet One of my all time favorites nature y thoughtful calming shefollowed where it went like a snowflakein love ravishing. Sive landmarks and intimacies with the universe Long considered a major voice in twentieth century Americanoetry William Stafford is also one of our nation's most Sweet Dreams: A Pediatrician's Secrets for Baby's Good Night's Sleep popularoe.