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Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947 Hardcover – April 1, 2008


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155597497X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555974978
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #499,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"William Stafford's quiet presence in the landscape of American poetry in my lifetime has been a kind of continuing reassurance whose value always seemed to me beyond question." --W. S. MERWIN

About the Author

William Stafford (1914–93) was the author of more than fifty books, including Traveling Through the Dark, winner of the National Book Award, and The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. C. Wright on June 25, 2008
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Excellent compilation of Stafford's poems. One of modern times greatest poets. Well worth the read.
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Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford 1937-1947 is an anthology of vintage free-verse poetry by teacher, award-winning author, and poet William Stafford. The poems have been chosen from Stafford's earlier works by poet, teacher, and former Marine officer (one of the first to be honorably discharged as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War) Fred Marchant. Many of the poems date back to the World War II era; Stafford was a conscientious objector during this time, assigned under penalty of law to work in Civilian Public Service camps, a type of internal exile within his own country. Nearly all the poems in Another World Instead have never before been published - now their tale of a committed pacifist and fledgling poet living in a time of war can be told. Highly recommended. "Fate": More steadfast than a truck / Along a narrow street / A minute looks for you / Until you meet.
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By Mike Campbell on June 13, 2014
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I have read Bill Stafford's poetry for years. When everybody else starts sounding like everybody else there is always Bill Stafford!
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During the years I lived in Portland, Oregon, William Stafford was an inspiring friend who gave me advice at times when I asked for it and was an inspiration for my own writing.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves poetry.
Wanda Weiskopf
Author of two collections of poetry and the memoir, "On the Wings of Song, My Life with the Maestro."
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