The William E. Stafford Archives, Series 8, Sub-Series 4: Broadsides featuring Stafford, 1959-2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Stafford, William, 1914-1993
Title
The William E. Stafford Archives, Series 8, Sub-Series 4: Broadsides featuring Stafford
Dates
1959-2017 (inclusive)
Quantity
261 items, (17 oversized folders)
Collection Number
OLPb119STA
Summary
William Stafford (1914-1993) was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the twentieth century. This subseries of the collection includes broadsides, cards, bookmarks, and leaflets that feature writings by Stafford.
Repository
Lewis & Clark College, Special Collections and Archives
Lewis & Clark College Special Collections and Archives
Aubrey R. Watzek Library
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR
97219
Telephone: 503-768-7758
Fax: 503-768-7282
archives@lclark.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions and is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

William Stafford (1914-1993) was one of the most prolific and important American poets of the last half of the twentieth century. Among his many credentials, Stafford served as consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress, and received the National Book Award for his poetry collection Traveling through the Dark (1963). During his lifetime, Stafford wrote over sixty books of poetry that still resonate with both scholars and general readers. Stafford's perspectives on peace, the environment, and education serve as some of the most articulate and engaging dialogues by a modern American writer about three of the most important issues of the second half of the twentieth century with lasting impacts on future generations. Howard Zinn, one America's most iconic modern historians, was keenly aware of Stafford's insight into modern American culture. Zinn claimed, "William Stafford's prose and poetry, wise and eloquent, speak directly to the violence of our time, and to our hope for a different world" (from cover of Every War Has Two Losers).

The William Stafford Archives, donated to Lewis & Clark College by the Stafford family in 2008, contain the private papers, publications, photographs, recordings, and teaching materials of the poet William Stafford. The Lewis & Clark College Special Collections actively add to this collection by acquiring unique Stafford related materials.

Stafford wrote every day of his life from 1950 to 1993. These 20,000 pages of daily writings form a complete record of the poet's mostly early morning meditations, including poem drafts, dream records, aphorisms, and other visits to the unconscious, recorded on separate sheets of yellow or white paper or when traveling, often in spiral-bound reporters' steno pads. The archive also includes typescripts of poems submitted for publication and for use in readings. Stafford listed where he submitted each poem, and whether it was accepted for publication on the typescript. Each of his published collections, large and small, is represented by its gathering of documentary copies (typescripts), called by Stafford a "put-together." Unpublished poems, poems published in journals, and reading copies of published poems were also gathered, in a virtually complete record from 1937 to 1993, totaling about 7,000 items. The collection also includes copies of all known Stafford books and translations. Stafford saved correspondence received, with an indication of the date of reply, and sometimes a copy of the reply, from the early 1960s to August 1993. Estimated at 100,000 sheets, the collected correspondence contains some full exchanges of correspondence initiated by WS. One such exchange is the correspondence with Marvin Bell on their sequence Segues. In addition to many photographs of and relating to William Stafford, the archive includes an estimated 20,000 photographs and negatives taken and developed by Stafford of fellow poets, family, friends, and Lewis & Clark College faculty. The archive provides documentation of Stafford's teaching career, including more than one thousand index cards, some dating from research at Iowa, others from later. These were much used in preparing for classes, workshops, and lectures. The files also contain scattered notes for workshops and lectures. The archive also includes course syllabi, and faculty documents relating to Stafford's teaching years at Lewis & Clark College.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Printed broadsides, cards, bookmarks, and leaflets.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

The William Stafford Archives, Lewis & Clark College Aubrey Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections, Portland, Oregon.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, or quote from materials in the Watzek Library Archives & Special Collections requires written permission of the Head of Archives & Special Collections.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1 "Poems" by William Stafford
Poems. [Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, 1959]. Leaflet, 27 x 43 cm folded twice to 27 x 11 cm. Includes the following poems: "Near," (First line: "Walking along in this not quite prose way") (Published also with first word, "Talking" rather than "Walking"); "Believing What I Know," "The Farm on the Great Plains," (Title given as "The Farm on the Great Plain"); "In the Oregon Country," "Springs Near Hagerman," (The Move to California, 4); "Our City is Guarded by Automatic Rockets," and "Our People." This leaflet was William Stafford's first public collection of seven poems, issued for the Northwest Poetry Meetings held at the Portland Art Museum, July 9, 10, 11, and 12 in connection with the invitational exhibition, "Paintings and Sculptures of the Pacific Northwest," June 13 through August 9, 1959. The leaflet was one of a matched portfolio of seven single-sheet collections. Other poets in the series were Carol Hall, Kenneth O. Hanson, John Haislip, Robert Huff, Richard Hugo, Carolyn Kizer.
1959
1 2 "The Gift" (poem by Warren Carrier), and "Empirics" (poem by William Stafford)
Oregon State Poetry Association presents an evening with poets Warren Carrier and William E. Stafford. "The Gift" (poem by Warren Carrier), "Empirics" (poem by William Stafford). ([Portland, OR]: Oregon State Poetry Association, 1963.) 22 x 28 cm folded once to 22 x 14 cm. Leaflet for reading at 7:30 P.M. Friday, February 1, 1963 in Room B, Central Library [Multnomah County.] Includes author bios for both poets.
1963
1 3 "An Oregon Message"
"An Oregon Message" (Portland, OR: Reed College Press, n.d. [ca. 1967]). 20 x 13 cm. Letterpessed on white card with red titling. Printed by Michael Mills.
1967
1 4 "Allegiances"
"Allegiances" (Boy Scouts of America, 1970). 63 x 43 cm. Design and copy by Marx, Knolls & Mangels, Inc. Photography Bryan Peterson. Single stanza displayed with a waterfall image for 75th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts.
1970
1 5 "The Coyote in the Zoo"
"The Coyote in the Zoo" ([Amherst, MA: Epoh Studio], 1970). Two versions: 63 x 44 cm, also 24 x 19 cm. Woodcut calligraphy. Artist Wang Hui-Ming. Includes Chinese translation of poem. Some copies were hand-colored by the artist.
1970
1 6 "A Dedication"
"A Dedication" (Coos Bay, OR: Southwestern Oregon Community College, 1970). 36 x 28 cm. Printed on onion skin paper. Winner of the Oregon State Poetry Prize 1957. Read at the dedication of SOCC's Tioga Hall.
1970
1 7 "So Long"
"So Long" (Washington, DC: Folger Poetry Series, 1971). 25 x 18 cm. Folger Poetry Series, 17 January, 1971.
1971-01-17
1 8 "At the Coast / Honest I Do"
"At the Coast / Honest I Do" ([Amherst, MA: Epoh Studio], 1971). 33 x 25 cm. Rives paper, some on Japanese mulberry paper stock. Various smaller formats, 26 x 20 cm. the smallest. Woodcut calligraphy. Artist Wang Hui-Ming.
1971
1 9 "In This One Life / Letters from Notables #1"
"In This One Life / Letters from Notables #1" ([Amherst, MA: Epoh Studio], 1971). Two versions: 33 x 24 cm. on Rives paper, also 30 x 23 cm. on white stock. Woodcut calligraphy. Artist Wang Hui-Ming.
1971
1 10 "A Quiet Day at the Beach"
"A Quiet Day at the Beach" ([Chestertown, MD]: The Writers Union of Washington College, 1971). Broadside #4. 28 x 22 cm.
1971
1 11 "Sayings"
"Sayings" ([Amherst, MA: Epoh Studio], 1971). Two versions: 30 x 23 cm. on Nideggen paper; and 15 x 23 cm. on white Japanese paper. Woodcut calligraphy. Artist Wang Hui-Ming.
1971
1 12 "Song Now"
"Song Now" ([Amherst, MA: Epoh Studio], 1971). Issued in two versions: 30 x 23 cm on Nideggen paper; and 18 x 17 cm. on white paper. Woodcut calligraphy. Artist Wang Hui-Ming.
1971
1 13 "A Walk in September"
"A Walk in September" ([Amherst, MA: Epoh Studio, ca. 1971]). Both versions 34 x 28 cm. on Japanese paper. Artist Wang Hui-Ming. Woodcut with calligraphy. Two versions: one of trees by a river, one of an orchard.
1971
1 14 "A Walk in September"
"A Walk in September" ([Amherst, MA: Epoh Studio, ca. 1971]). 34 x 28 cm.on Japanese paper. Artist Wang Hui-Ming. Woodcut with calligraphy. Version two: an orchard. See previous item.
1971
1 15 "Care for Others"
"Care for Others" ([Portland, OR]: Lewis and Clark College Alumni Association, 1972). 23 x 10 cm. Printed with blue text and a red border on brown card stock. The card was a gift to Lewis & Clark College alumni.
1972
2 16 "Inscription to Be Found on an Island."
"Inscription to Be Found on an Island" (Chapel Hill, NC: Chapel Hill Gravel, [1972]). 66 x 50 cm. Serigraphs by Marvin Saltzman. From a portfolio of silkscreened poems by five poets titled Chapel Hill Gravel. Issued in an edition of 50 copies numbered and signed by artist and authors. The other poets are Ronald H. Bayes, Carolyn Kizer, Lewis Leary, and Jonathan Williams.
1972
2 17 "A Letter"
"A Letter" ([Berkeley, CA]: South Hall Press, 1972). 30 x 22 cm. Broadside printed with title and imprint on one side and poem on the other, perhaps intended to be folded twice, letter-style. Printer Craig McCloskey. South Hall was the home of the Library School at Berkeley.
1972
2 18 "Waking at 3 AM"
"Waking at 3 AM" (Amherst, NY: Slow Loris Press, 1972). 28 x 22 cm. Colophon printed on verso. Edition of 300, 25 signed by the author. From Slow Loris Broadside Series Two.
1972
2 19 "Allegiances"
"Allegiances" (Bucks County Community College Cultural Affairs Committee in Cooperation with the Pennsylvania Poetry Series, 1973). 43 x 28 cm. A poster advertising a poetry reading on January 26, 1973. Printed on bright orange, yellow, blue, and green paper with a portrait drawing of Stafford.
1973-01-26
2 20 "Fifteen"
"Fifteen" (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973). 28 x 22 cm. Laminated teaching card from the "Story Poems" section of Making Things Up.
1973
2 21 "The Great American Poem"
"The Great American Poem" [by] William Stafford. Two sheets: one featuring the poem is 31 x 11 folded to 11 x 16 cm., enclosed with a card reading, "Christmas Greetings 1973," from Roy and Marie Pearce.
1973
2 22 "Lines for a Girl Named Rosy"
"Lines for a Girl Named Rosy" (Cambridge, MA: Pomegranate Press, 1973). 50 x 31 cm. Artist Karyl Klopp. Edition of 250 copies.
1973
2 23 "Over the Miles"
"Over the Miles" (Austin, TX: Cold Mountain Press, 1973). 13 x 17 cm. Postcard. Cold Mountain Press poetry postcard, series 1, #2. The series was issued in a small portfolio featuring a photograph and the poem "Ode to Some Yellow Flowers" by Pablo Neruda
1973
2 24 "On Being Local."
The George Elliston Poetry Foundation presents William Stafford, Contemporary American Poet. "On Being Local." (Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati, George Elliston Poetry Foundation, 1974.) 22 x 28 cm folded once to 22 x 14 cm. Leaflet. Program for the Public Lecture Series at the University of Cincinnati. Stafford was the 1974-1975 lecturer and poet-in-residence for the Fall Quarter. Leaflet includes author bio, schedule of events, and information on the George Elliston Foundation
1974
2 25 "Good Room"
"Good Room" ([Okemos, MI: Stone Press, 1974]). 37 x 28 cm. Printed in black on moss green paper.
1974
2 26 "My Party the Rain"
"My Party the Rain" (Oregon State University, [1974]). 66 x 32 cm. Published on a poster for "Modern Times: An Exploration of Community" symposium at Oregon State University.
1974
2 27 "Bess"
The Poet William Stafford (Denver, CO: [Dragonsmoke Committee, 1974]). Leaflet for a poetry reading, 8 P.M. October 13 (year not specified) at Freddie's Lounge, 28 x 43 cm folded twice to 28 x 22 cm. Includes the poems, "Bess," "The Only Card I Got on My Birthday Was from an Insurance Man," "Spectator," "Universe is One Place," "Evening News," "In Fog," "At the Bomb Testing Site," "Note," excerpt from "Father's Voice."
1974
2 28 "For My Friends"
"For My Friends" (Portland, OR: Prescott Street Press, 1975). 16 x 11 cm. Postcard. In Ten Oregon Poets, A Bicentennial Collection of Poems on Postcards, with poems also by Ron Talney, Judith C. Root, George Venn, Vi Gale, Anthony Ostroff, Ralph Salisbury, Vern Rutsala, William I. Elliott, James Fleming. The William Stafford poem is "For My Friends," the last part of "Things in the Wild Need Salt."
1975
2 29 "Forgetting the Girl in the Choir"
"Forgetting the Girl in the Choir" (New York, NY: Hearsay Press, 1975). 67 x 51 cm. Printed in at least four color combinations: brown on blue, black on red, brown on tan, brown on cream, and green on white.
1975
2 30 "Lines to Stop Talking By" and "Vacation"
"Lines to Stop Talking By" and "Vacation" ([State University of New York Cobleskill], 1975. 22 x 28 cm brochure printed on pale green paper folded twice to 22 x 10 cm. Brochure titled: CAFAC presents William Stafford Poetry Reading Wednesday February 26 1975 8:00 p.m. College Art Gallery. Brochure also includes a brief biography and bibliography.
1975
3 31 "People of the South Wind"
"People of the South Wind" (Portland, OR: Minium Press, 1975). 30 x 48 cm.
1975
3 32 "The R. L. Stevenson Tree on Oahu"
"The R. L. Stevenson Tree on Oahu" (Honolulu, HI: Petronium Press, 1975). 33 x 30 cm. Artwork by Steve Shrader, letterpress printing by Robert Scott and Frank Stewart. Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies.
1975
3 33 "Artist, Come Home"
"Artist, Come Home" (Pittsburgh, PA: Hoechstetter Company for Slow Loris Press, 1976). 31 x 23 cm. Artist Patricia M. Petrosky. Edition of 65 numbered and signed copies in Slow Loris Broadside Series Four.
1976
3 34 "At the Playground"
"At the Playground," (Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1976). 16 x 12 cm. Postcard prepared for distribution at the 1976 NCTE Convention. Printed on yellow cardstock.
1976
3 35 "Border Incident"
"Border Incident" ([Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press at Centrum, 1976]). 33 x 27 cm. Artist Dana Wylder. Edition of 150 letter pressed copies by Sam Hamill, Tree Swenson, and Jo Cochran, as part of the portfolio Copperhead 3.
1976
3 36 "Eskimo Sled"
"Border Incident" ([Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press at Centrum, 1976]). 33 x 27 cm. Artist Dana Wylder. Edition of 150 letter pressed copies by Sam Hamill, Tree Swenson, and Jo Cochran, as part of the portfolio Copperhead 3.
1976
3 37 "Looking at a Pen"
"Looking at a Pen" (Windsor, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Review, 1976). 16 x 12 cm. Ontario Review Poetry Postcard. Printed on brown cardstock.
1976
3 38 "Management"
"Management" (Derry, PA: Rook Press, 1976). 28 x 22 cm. Artist William Lint. Edition of 250 numbered and signed copies, in the portfolio Encircled by an Alphabet: A Portfolio of Twelve Poems, Rook Folios First Series. The portfolio includes: William Heyen, Czeslaw Milosz, Paul Zimmer, Jon Anderson, Sandra McPherson, Daniel Halpern, Gerald Costanzo, Mark Halperin, Ed Ochester, James Tate, Frederick Morgan.
1976
3 40 "Notes for the Refrigerator Door"
"Notes for the Refrigerator Door" (Binghampton, NY: Bellevue Press, 1976). 32 x 24 cm. Edition of 65 signed copies, of which 15 are reserved for the author.
1976
3 41 "Roll Call," "Starting with Little Things," "An Oregon Message."
Portland Art Museum presents William Stafford. 3 poems by William Stafford. "Roll Call," "Starting with Little Things," "An Oregon Message." (Portland, OR: Portland Art Museum, 1976.) 22 x 36 cm folded once to 22 x 18 cm. Leaflet for reading at Portland Art Museum, 8 P.M. September 17, 1976. Includes author bio and photograph of William Stafford taken by Kit Stafford.
1976
3 42 "Song Now"
"Song Now" (University of Wisconsin, Plattesville, 1976). 71 x 51 cm. This poster advertising Stafford's reading at Uinversity of Wisconsin, Plattesville, features Wang Hui-Ming's woodcut for "Song Now," originally printed as a broadside in 1971. The poster also features a portrait of Stafford.
1976
3 43 "A writer is not so much someone who has something to say..."
"A writer is not so much someone who has something to say..." [excerpted prose from "A Way of Writing"] ([Seattle, WA]: Washington State Council of Teachers of English, 1976). 22 x 28 cm folded once to 22 x 14 cm. Leaflet program for the fall dinner meeting of the Washington State Council of Teachers of English titled "A Look Returned" from William Stafford Representing Artists-in-the-Schools Washington State Arts Commission.
1976
3 44 "The Swerve"
"The Swerve" ([Pittsburgh, PA]: Three Rivers Press and Carnegie Mellon University, 1977). 28 x 72 cm. Artist Thais Favela-Schmitt.
1977
3 45 "Acting Workshop"
"Acting Workshop" ([Lone Wolf, OK: Quartz Mountain Workshop, 1978]). 28 x 22 cm. Keepsake from Quartz Mountain workshop.
1978
4 46 "The Daily Shoot-Out for Tourists on the Square in Jackson, Wyoming"
"The Daily Shoot-Out for Tourists on the Square in Jackson, Wyoming" ([Boise, ID: Idaho Arts Commission, 1978]). 28 x 22 cm. Keepsake of October 1978, for a reading at the Art Museum, Boise.
1978
4 48 "Passing a Creche"
"Passing a Creche." Seattle, WA: Sea Pen Press & Paper Mill, 1978. 13 x 37 cm folded twice accordion style to 13 x 13 cm. Leaflet. An edition of 200 copies, printed on three colors of heavy hand-made paper: cream, blue/gray, and purple. The watermark is an "Advent presepio angel." A variation of this broadside by the same publisher with the same date and limitation was printed on 18 x 26 cm rag paper.
1978
4 49 "Deer Stolen."
"Deer Stolen." [Portland, OR: Lewis & Clark College, 1979]. 28 x 22 cm. Poem printed on a cream-colored fl yer for a poetry reading titled: William Stafford One of America's outstanding poets and teachers will present selections from the collected poems this coming Tuesday, May 15 in the Agnes Flanagan Chapel The hour, 8 p.m.
1979
4 50 "Light, and My Sudden Face"
"Light, and My Sudden Face." Daleville, IN: Th e Barnwood Press, 1979. 28 x 22 cm. Keepsake with design by Barbara LaRue King, printed in about one hundred copies on at least two colors of paper (gray and tan) to celebrate WS's return to read at Ball State University in May 1979.
1979
4 51 "Mia Madre Diceva"
"Mia Madre Diceva" [Italian translation of "My Mother Said"] (The British College of Palermo, Italy and Cross-Cultural Communications of New York, 1979). 43 x 31 cm folded twice to 22 x 16 cm. When folded, the front cover of this leaflet is titled, The Britisch College Incontro con Nicolò D'Alessandro, Nat Scammacca, William Stafford, Disma Tumminello. When unfolded, Stafford's poem appears on the verso along with a poem by Nat Scammacca, a sketch by Nicolò D'Alessandro, and a photograph of a sculpture by Disma Tumminello
1979
4 52 "Whispered into the Ground"
"Whispered into the Ground" excerpt (Writers Here and Now at the University of Maryland, 1979). 43 x 28 cm. Printed in red on white paper with an image of Stafford. A poster advertising a Stafford reading on November 28, 1979 with the heading: "An Afternoon with William Stafford."
1979
4 53 "Answerers"
"Answerers" (Brockport, NY: BOA Publications, 1980). 14 x 21 cm. Postcard. Boacards series C. Publisher Al Poulin's promotional card for Things That Happen Where There Aren't Any People (1980).
1980
4 54 "Around You, Your House"
"Around You, Your House" ([Portland, OR]: Breakwater Press, [1980]). 36 x 27 cm. From Howard Aaron's Breakwater Broadsides Series 1 portfolio of six items, also including Stafford's, "Starting with Little Things." The other poets are Howard Aaron, Peter Sears, Kim Stafford, and John Witte. Portfolio in light gray and ivory, 37 cm., with a tan label.
1980
4 55 "Maybe"
"Maybe" ([?Bethesda, MD]: Writers Center, 1980). 28 x 22 cm.
1980
4 56 "A Message from the Wanderer"
"A Message from the Wanderer" (n.p.: Alan Ligda, 1980). 45 x 20 cm. Edition of 25 numbered copies printed on Leaf handmade paper. Published as a gift from Sandra Kroupa to Robert Monroe.
1980
4 57 "Passwords: A Program of Poems"
"Passwords: A Program of Poems" ([Seattle, WA: Sea Pen Press & Paper Mill, February 1980]). 46 x 14 cm. An edition of 60 copies, printed by Suzanne Ferris in Caslon types on her own heavy hand-made papers. Of these, 33 copies (20 for public sale) are enclosed in Judy Johnson's linen-covered clamshell boxes with inlaid vellum labels. The complete portfolio titled Passwords contains eight leaves with signed poems by six poets. Contents: Margaret Ahrens Sahlstrand (cast paper frontispiece), poems by David Ferry (engravings by Suzanne Ferris), Mark Halperin (blind-printed title by Suzanne Ferris visible only from back of the broadside), Laura Jensen (blind-printed drawing by Suzanne Ferris), William Stafford (with unique collographs by Margaret Ahrens Sahlstrand), Joan Stone (with intaglio by Nance Bracken), David Wagoner. Stafford's is the title poem.
1980
4 58 "Practices of the Wind"
"Practices of the Wind" (Kalamazoo, MI: Practices of the Wind, 1980). 35 x 28 cm. Promotional broadside for the poetry journal edited by Nicolaus Waskowsky and David M. Marovich. Art by Bruce Doughty. Stafford is mentioned on the broadside, but no poems are present on the broadside.
1980
4 59 "Serving with Gideon"
"Serving with Gideon" (Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, [1980]). 20 x 13 cm. Printed on cream colored cardstock. This postcard was issued by NCTE as a part of its Post a Pal a Poem series for the 1980 Annual Convention. The 1980 series included five cards issued in an envelope. Other poets in the series included Stephen Dunning, Richard Lloyd-Jones, Charles Suhor, and Gladys Veidemanis.
1980
4 60 "Starting with Little Things"
"Starting with Little Things" ([Portland, OR]: Breakwater Press, [1980]). 36 x 27 cm. From Howard Aaron's Breakwater Broadsides Series 1 portfolio of six items, also including Stafford's, "Around You, Your House." The other poets are Howard Aaron, Peter Sears, Kim Stafford, and John Witte. Portfolio in light gray and ivory, 37 cm., with a tan label.
1980
5 61 "Things that Come"
"Things that Come" ([Santa Cruz, CA]: Two Pears Press, 1980). 56 x 38 cm. Artist Tom Killion. Edition of 200. Designed and printed by Richard Bigus.
1980
5 62 "Ask Me"
"Ask Me" (Portland, OR: Press-22, 1981). 34 x 51 cm. Artist Henk Pander. Edition of 200 numbered and lettered copies printed by John Laursen and signed by author and artist. Published for Artquake 1981. One of William Stafford's most frequently anthologized poems, it appears here in a fantastic landscape by noted Portland artist Henk Pander.
1981
5 63 "Farewell—but Hail—to a Friend"
"Farewell—but Hail—to a Friend" (Mission, B.C.: Barbarian Press for the Conference on College Composition and Communication, 1981). 47 x 26 cm. Issued in a single-fold portfolio in laid-blue paper with title and colophon pasted on.
1981
5 64 "A Ritual to Read to Each Other"
"A Ritual to Read to Each Other." Moscow, ID: A Candlelight Vigil, 1981. 32 x 21 cm. From "Take Back the Night," July 15, 1981.
1981-07-15
5 65 "Things I Learned Last Week"
"Things I Learned Last Week" ([Port Townsend, WA: Centrum, 1981]. 24 x 30 cm. An edition of 175 copies in the portfolio Soundings 1981, printed at Centrum under the direction of Tree Swenson.
1981
5 66 "Traveling through the Dark"
"Traveling through the Dark" (1981). Unbound sheets of this poem were included as part of the Roadkills Anthology. See the Anthology section.
1981
5 67 "West of Here"
"West of Here" (Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1981). 20 x 11 cm. Reprinted from Sometimes Like a Legend.
1981
5 69 "Daydreams"
"Daydreams" (Pittsburgh, PA: Chatham College / NEA for Poetry on the Buses, 1982). 28 x 72 cm.
1982
5 70 "The Farm on the Great Plains"
"The Farm on the Great Plains" excerpt (Valencia, CA: California Institute of the Arts, 1982). 58 x 46 cm. Printed in black on newsprint. Advertisement for Stafford poetry reading on April 29, 1982.
1982
5 71 "Ode to Garlic"
"Ode to Garlic" ([Portland, OR]: 2601 Vaughn Restaurant, 1982). 25 x 18 cm. Written in January 1982 for the Winter Garlic Festival at 2601 Vaughn on behalf of Northwest Film Study Center, January 31, 1982.
1982
5 72 "Prophets"
"Prophets" ([Signal Mountain, TN]: Folly Press for The Poetry Miscellany, 1982). 22 x 28 cm leaflet folded twice to 11 x 14 cm. Issued in an edition 200 numbers copies.
1982
5 73 "Anniversaries"
"Anniversaries" ([Waldron Island, WA]: Jawbone Press, 1983). 29 x 21 cm.
1983
5 74 "Arrival"
"Arrival" ([Winston-Salem, NC]: Palaemon Press 1983). 35 x 23 cm. From the portfolio Northern Lights, in 75 numbered and signed sets for public sale, and 20 lettered and signed sets for the poets and publisher. With fourteen other poets, including Philip Booth, John Ciardi, Donald Davie, Anthony Hecht, James Merrill, W. S. Merwin, Howard Nemerov, Howard Moss, Karl Shapiro, Louis Simpson, W. D. Snodgrass, Radcliffe Squires, Mark Strand, and John Updike.
1983
5 75 "Assurance"
"Assurance" ([West Branch, IA]: Toothpaste Press, 1983). 13 x 21 cm. Broadside. Advertisement printed by Toothpaste Press for Bookslinger at the ABA in Dallas, June 1983, announcing Smoke's Way, from Graywolf Press.
1983
6 76 "August"
"August" ([Santa Rosa Jr. College, 1983]). 36 x 50 cm. Poster for poetry reading in Newman Auditorium at Santa Rosa Junior College, Valentine's Day, year unknown.
1983
6 77 "Cutting Loose"
"Cutting Loose" ([Winston-Salem, NC]: Palaemon Press, [1983]). 31 x 23 cm. Edition of 76 copies. The poem was written in August of 1982, and used (following a request recorded in Stafford's daily writings for 16 November 1982) in a broadside dedicated to James Dickey. This is its only publication.
1983
6 78 "A Dedication"
"A Dedication" (Corvallis: Oregon State University, 1983). 28 x 22 cm folded once to 14 x 22 cm. Leaflet issued for the dedication of The LaSells Stewart Center with Stafford's poem on one side and information about he center dedication on the recto.
1983
6 79 "Ode to Garlic"
"Ode to Garlic" (Santa Rosa, CA: Clamshell Press, 1983). 28 x 16 cm. Broadside #9. Edition of 150 numbered copies.
1983
6 80 "A Pocket Book"
"A Pocket Book" ([Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 1983). 22 x 16 cm folded twice to 11 x 8 cm. This piece of prose [first line: "One doesn't learn how…"] was originally published in Stafford's Writing the Australian Crawl (1977). It was modified into verse and titled "A Pocket Book" for the 1983 Portfolio issued by Centrum writing workshop under the direction of Tree Swenson. The portfolio includes eleven broadside by Stafford, Carol Bangs, William Kittredge, Michael McClure, Marvin Bell, Diane di Prima, Jim Heynen, Linda Gregg, Howard Nemerov, and Kay Boyle. The portfolio is made from moss-green paper with a titling on the front cover and a title card laid in.
1983
6 81 "Why I Am Happy"
"Why I Am Happy" (Roslyn, NY: Stone House Press, 1983). 41 x 31 cm. Issued in an edition of 150 signed and numbered copies with an original wood engraving by John De Pol. Issued as a part of the portfolio titled: Portfolio One, 1983: Ten Illustrated Poetry Broadsides (1983).
1983
6 82 "With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach"
"With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach"
1983
6 83 "For a City Child"
"For a City Child" (Steilacoom, WA: Stanzapress, [1984]). 28 x 42 cm folded to 28 x 21 cm. Printed on gray paper with an illustration by Don Baker. Issued as one of the thirteen broadsides in the Stanzapress portfolio, 9 Northwest Poets. Other poets in the series include David Wagoner, Beth Bentley, Sonia Gernes, Sherry Rind, Laura Jensen, R.P. Jones, Jim Mitsui, and John Davies.
1984
6 84 "From Our Balloon over the Provinces"
"From Our Balloon over the Provinces" ([Gambier, OH]: Kenyon College, for Ohio Poetry Circuit, 1984). 23 x 30 cm. Variation has been noted in the paper size and paper type for this broadside. Engraving by K.B. Printed by hand on Japanese paper on a nineteenth-century Chandler & Price platen press.
1984
6 85 "Pilgrims"
"Pilgrims" ([Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press at Centrum, 1984]). 24 x 16 cm. In Portfolio 1984, printed at Centrum under the direction of Tree Swenson.
1984
6 86 "Sabbath"
"Sabbath" ([Portland, OR: Lewis & Clark College], 1984). Leaflet, 22 x 36 cm folded twice to 22 x 12 cm. This leaflet is a program for the memorial service for Morgan Odell, President of Lewis & Clark College, to whom the poem is dedicated.
1984
6 87 "Yellow Cars"
"Yellow Cars" (Sapporo, Japan: American Center / U.S. Information Service, [1984]). 28 x 22 cm. The poem is printed in English black on white stationary with "American Center Sapporo" and "United States Information Service" printed in blue. The broadside also includes Japanese text describing Stafford's writings and his visit to Japan.
1984
6 88 "Ground Zero"
"Ground Zero" (Worcester, MA: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1985). 28 x 22 cm. Printed in black on light gray copy paper. Flyer advertising a William Stafford poetry reading on April 10, 1985. The verso of the sheet includes a biographical statement and a brief bibliography.
1985
6 89 "Practice"
"Practice" ([Salem, OR: Oregon Arts Commission, 1985]). 44 x 70 cm. Hand-calligraphed Chinese watercolor broadside by Jake Svaren presented to winners of award. Green text on white laid T.H. Saunders paper.
1985
6 90 "Purifying the Language of the Tribe"
Purifying the Language of the Tribe" cover art by Mare Blocker (Seattle, WA: M. Kimberly Press for Charles Seluzicki, 1985). 47 x 20 cm folded twice to 24 x 10 cm. Leaflet. Edition of 280 copies, 30 of them hand-colored and signed.
1985
7 91 "Bristlecone"
"Bristlecone" ([Santa Rosa, CA]: Calliopea Press, 1986). 55 x 38 cm. Artist Patricia Waters.
1986
7 92 "In Memoriam T. Leslie Elliott"
"In Memoriam T. Leslie Elliott" (Tacoma, WA: Pacific Lutheran University, Elliott Press, [1986]). 8 x 15 cm. Broadside. The final stanza of "Vespers." The person memorialized here was the regional representative of Harper & Row who instigated Traveling through the Dark (1962).
1986
7 93 "City Hall"
"City Hall" (Portland, OR: Press-22, 1987). 30 x 23 cm. Printed in 250 impressions, of which 50 are numbered and signed by the author. The only print publication of this poem was written in July 1986, which is set on a plaque near the door of Lake Oswego City Hall, dedicated June 27, 1987.
1987
7 94 "City Hall" 1987
7 95 "Climbing Along the River"
"Climbing Along the River" (Boise, ID: Limberlost Press, 1987). 15 x 11 cm. Postcard. The 1987 card was part of a portfolio titled A Collection of Poetry Postcards from Limberlost Press (Boise, ID: Limberlost Press, 1988).
1987
7 96 "For My Friends"
"For My Friends" (Portland, OR: Prescott Street Press, 1987). 16 x 12 cm. Leaflet. Text is the last part of "Things in the Wild Need Salt."
1987
7 97 "From the Afterworld"
"From the Afterworld" ([Fullerton, CA]: South Coast Poetry Journal, 1987). 38 x 28 cm. Translated by Yorifumi Yaguchi and William Stafford from the Japanese of Sachiko Yoshihara. For the California State University Distinguished Authors Speaking Series, #2.
1987
7 98 "Geography Lesson"
"Geography Lesson" (Dallas, TX: Northouse & Northouse / Red Ozier Press, 1987). 43 x 32 cm. Edition of 156 copies, numbers 1-100 and letters A-Z published in the American Poetry Portfolio, 1987; numbers i-xxx separately distributed.
1987
7 99 "The Light by the Barn"
"The Light by the Barn" (n.p.: Lyceum Press for South Coast Poetry Journal, 1987). 41 x 20 cm. [Artist William Voss?]. Edition of 50 copies.
1987
7 100 "Tracks in the Sand"
"Tracks in the Sand" ([Fullerton, CA]: Caedmon Press for California State University, 1987). 41 x 31 cm folded twice to 21 x 15 cm. Leaflet. Edition of 100 numbered copies. Printed by John M. Brugaletta and William Erik Voss.
1987
7 101 "Artists, come: bring us along" and "Exhibition Statement"
"Artists, come: bring us along" and "Exhibition Statement" [prose] (Newport, OR: Newport Visual Arts Center, 1988). Brochure, 22 x 36 cm folded three times to 22 x 9 cm. Brochure for an exhibit of art related to the nuclear age titled Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Nuclear Vision: A Juried Exhibition for Artists of California, Oregon & Washington and Supporting Events.
1988
7 102 "Awareness"
"Awareness" ([Cuttack, India: Peacock Books, 1988]). 17 x 11 cm. Sixth in a series of handset postcard poems.
1988
7 103 "The Gift"
"The Gift" ([Rexburg, ID: Honeybrook Press, 1988]). 22 x 16 cm. Printed on green paper with reddish-brown type. The poem was printed in 1988 by Donnell Hunter as a part of The Rattlesnake Mountain Broadsides. This portfolio of four broadsides included "Out Here" by Richard Shelton, "He Could Talk Blue" by Kim Stafford, and "What Brings Us Out" by Naomi Shihab Nye.
1988
7 104 "Our Kind"
"Our Kind," "The Little Girl by the Fence at School," "At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border," and "Ask Me" (New York: PBS Video/WNET, [1989]). 28 x 22 cm. This card includes Stafford's poems on the recto, and poems by Sharon Olds on the verso. The card was issued in a folder of teaching resource materials to accompany Bill Moyers 6 part video series The Power of the Word.
1988
7 105 Some Short Poems…
Some Short Poems… (Issaquah, WA: Pooka Press, 1988). Pooka Press publication #52 printed by Rob Fletcher. 28 x 22 cm, printed on one side standard white office paper and then cut and folded four times to form a 6 x 14 cm booklet. Includes: "An Argument Against the Empirical Method," "The Limbs of the Pin Oak Tree," "Star Guides," "Kids," and "Comfort."
1988
8 106 "Starting the Day"
"Starting the Day" ([Cuttack, India: Peacock Books, 1988]). 17 x 11 cm. Fifth in a series of handset postcard poems.
1988
8 107 "The Gift"
"The Gift" ([San Luis Obispo, CA]: Cal Poly Arts, Shakespeare Press Printing Museum, 1989). 31 x 24 cm. Writers Speak Series.
1989
8 108 "I have an appetite for finding the perfect fit of language..."
"I have an appetite for finding the perfect fit of language..." [prose quotation], "Becoming a writer is just partly the learning of tricks..." [prose excerpt from You Must Revise Your Life], "Ask Me," "The Farm on the Great Plains," "Being an American," "Serving with Gideon," "Ground Zero," "Report from a Far Place," and "Traveling Through the Dark" ([Ashland, OR]: TTTD Productions, 1989). 36 x 35 folded three times to 18 x 9 cm. Leaflet viewers guide for the video documentary, William Stafford: What the River Says by Vincent Wixon and Michael Markee.
1989
8 109 "I have an appetite for finding the perfect fit of language..."
"I have an appetite for finding the perfect fit of language..." [prose quotation] (Medford, OR: Arts Council of Southern Oregon, [1989]). 22 x 28 cm folded twice to 22 x 10 cm. A leaflet style promotional order form for the video documentary William Stafford: What the River Says.
1989
8 110 "Ask Me."
"Ask Me." [Grants Pass, OR]: Rogue Community College, [1990]. 28 x 22 cm. Flyer for a Stafford Reading at Rogue Community College on May 3. Photocopied on pale green copy paper.
1990
8 112 "In the Deep Channel"
"In the Deep Channel" ([Minneapolis, MN: Robert Johnson / Melia Press 1990]). 33 x 24 cm. Artist Robert Johnson. Edition of 80 copies signed by the artist, gathered in the Crown of Chaos portfolio of seven poems, by poets John Wills, William Stafford, John Dimoff, David Ignatow, Walt Whitman, James Wright, and Michael Kincaid. Poems and illustrations are printed in black on cream paper.
1990
8 113 "The Gift ," "Preservation," "An Archival Print," "On the Quiet," "Coming Back."
"Th e Gift ," "Preservation," "An Archival Print," "On the Quiet," "Coming Back." [Port Angeles, WA]: Peninsula College, 1990. Two 28 x 22 cm stapled sheets. Photocopied dot matrix text on white offi ce paper with header "Foothills Poetry Presents William Staff ord Noon 1 May '90 Peninsula College Little Th eater."
1990
8 114 "The Light by the Barn" and "Neighbors"
"The Light by the Barn" and "Neighbors" (Vineburg, CA: Engdahl Typography, 1990). 32 x 48 cm. Artist Micah Schwaberow. Edition of 150 numbered copies. In Lee Engdahl's Broadside Series Number 1 [portfolio], with nine other poets: Carolyn Kizer, Russell Edson, D. L. Emblen, Tess Gallagher, Donald Hall, James Schevill, William Dickey, David Wagoner, and Denise Levertov.
1990
8 115 "Quail"
"Quail" see "Survival" ([Merrick, NY: Cross-Cultural Communication, 1990]).
1990
8 116 "Survival"
"Survival" ([Merrick, NY: Cross-Cultural Communication, 1990]). 28 x 22 cm. Artist Alfred Van Loen. From the portfolio ABC Bestiary, ed. Stanley H. Barkan, (Cross-Cultural Communication Art & Poetry Chapbook 1), where it appears (in reduced format) as "Quail."
1990
8 117 "Those Leaves."
"Those Leaves." [Manhattan, KS]: Farrell Library, Kansas State University, [1990]. 28 x 22 cm. Flyer on green office paper with header: "William Stafford: Poet from Kansas. A representative selection from his published work in mostly limited editions from private presses…" Includes an illustration from the book That Other Alone (1973).
1990
8 118 "The Trouble with Reading"
"The Trouble with Reading" (West Hills, Long Island, NY: Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 1990). 28 x 22 cm. Artist Alfred Van Loen. Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. To commemorate tenure of WS as Walt Whitman Association poet-in-residence, 1990.
1990
8 119 "Waiting for It"
"Waiting for It" ([Goshen, IN: Goshen College, 1990]). 28 x 22 cm. Printed on light salmon colored paper. Broadside #032290V13N4 of the Goshen poetry broadside series.
1990
8 120 "Witness"
"Witness" ([Madison, WI]: Silver Buckle Press for the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, Wisconsin, 1990). 25 x 15 cm. This broadside was designed to be folded and mailed. The poem is printed on the recto of the sheet and the verso is imprinted with Stafford's name and the publisher's name.
1990
9 121 "After Arguing against the Contention that Art Must Come from Discontent"
"After Arguing against the Contention that Art Must Come from Discontent" (Eugene, OR: lone goose press, 1991). 48 x 36 cm. Linoleum block print by Susan Loudermilk. Printed by Sandy Tilcock on Rives BFK paper dyed by Susan Christoferson. Edition of 100 copies with an additional 26 lettered copies for the artist and donors. Lettered copies issued in a blue cloth portfolio.
1991
9 122 "A Child's Face in a Small Town"
"A Child's Face in a Small Town" ([Spokane, WA]: Whitworth College, 1991). 28 x 22 cm. Printed on pale yellow office paper and issued on the occasion of a Stafford reading at Whitworth College on May 2, 1991.
1991
9 123 "Final Exam: American Renaissance"
"Final Exam: American Renaissance" ([Spokane, WA]: Whitworth College, 1991). 28 x 22 cm. Printed on pale pink office paper and issued on the occasion of a Stafford reading at Whitworth College on May 2, 1991.
1991
9 124 "Ghalib Decides to be Reticent"
"Ghalib Decides to be Reticent" ([Spokane, WA]: Whitworth College, 1991). 28 x 22 cm. Printed on pale blue office paper and issued on the occasion of a Stafford reading at Whitworth College on May 2, 1991.
1991
9 126 "Pilgrims"
"Pilgrims" ([Spokane, WA]: Whitworth College, 1991). 28 x 22 cm. Printed on teal colored office paper and issued on the occasion of a Stafford reading at Whitworth College on May 2, 1991.
1991
9 127 "'Suddenly in this doorway . . .'" ["At Our House"]
"'Suddenly in this doorway . . .'" ["At Our House"] (Chestertown, MD: The O'Neill Literary House Press, Washington College, [1991]). 51 x 33 cm. Artist Becca Hutchinson. Edition of 100 numbered copies, in which the linocut is printed in light purple on light gray stock; also an unnumbered edition, with the cut in red on pale cream stock.
1991
9 128 "Traveling through the Dark / Jadąc przez Ciemność,"
"Traveling through the Dark / Jadąc przez Ciemność," and "For a Child Gone to Live in a Commune / Dla Dziecka, Które Odeszło aby Żyć w Komunie" (Sanocki, Poland: Sanocki Dom Kultury, 1991). Leaflet 21 x 30 cm folded once to 21 x 15 cm, printed on blue and green office paper. This leaflet featuring the English versions and Polish translations by Piotr Sommer is titled William Stafford: Dwa Wiersze, and is noted as being no. VI of a series titled Spotkania z Literaturą Świata.
1991
9 129 "Explaining the Big One"
"Explaining the Big One" (Washington, DC: Folger Shakespeare Library and Georgetown University, 1992). 28 x 22 cm. The text is a reproduction of Stafford's handwritten manuscript. From Folger Poetry Series 1992-93, reading of Tuesday, September 15, 1992.
1992
9 130 "Maybe There Is"
"Maybe There Is" ([Minneapolis, MN]: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1992). 31 x 46 cm. Artist Robert Johnson. Issued in an edition of 16 copies printed by Robert Johnson and Krista Sulkowski to commemorate William Stafford's visit to Minnesota Center for the Book Arts on April 27, 1992.
1992
9 131 "Why I Keep a Journal"
"Why I Keep a Journal" (Minneapolis, MN: Melia Press, 1992). ([Minneapolis, MN]: Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1992). 31 x 46 cm. Artist Robert Johnson. Issued in an edition of 20 copies printed by Robert Johnson and Krista Sulkowski to commemorate William Stafford's visit to Minnesota Center for the Book Arts on April 27, 1992.
1992
9 131.1 "Reading with Little Sister: A Recollection," "Over the Mountains," and "Things I Learned Last Week."
"Reading with Little Sister: A Recollection," "Over the Mountains," and "Things I Learned Last Week." [Ashland, OR]: TTTD Productions, 1992. Leaflet, 36 x 35 folded three times to 18 x 9 cm. Viewer's guide for the video documentary, William Stafford: Th e Life of the Poem by Vincent Wixon and Michael Markee.
1992
9 132 "Assurance"
"Assurance" ([Portland, OR: The family of William Stafford, 1993]). 28 x 22 cm. Broadside printed on pale tan paper fibrous paper. This broadside was created by the Stafford family and sent to friends in response the condolences received after William Stafford's death.
1993
9 133 "For My Friends"
"For My Friends" (Portland, OR: Far Corner Books. Looking Glass Bookstore, and Oregon Institute for Literary Arts, Autumn 1993, in honor of William Stafford). 28 x 15 cm. Artist Kim McDodge; artwork copyright 1987 Prescott Street Press.
1993
9 134 William Stafford 1914-1993
William Stafford 1914-1993 (Brockport, NY: Brockport Writers Forum, 1993). 32 x 24 cm folded twice to 16 x 12 cm. Leaflet including the poem, "Cheat Grass." Printed at the Wells College Press in commemoration of William Stafford October 8, 1993.
1993
9 135 "The Only Card I Got for My Birthday Was from the Insurance Man"
"In Memory William Stafford 1914-1993" (Bremerton, WA: Olympic College, 1994). Bookmark-type keepsake, 21 x 8 cm., to mark a reading by Madeline DeFrees, Kim Stafford, and David Wagoner on April 29, 1994 at Olympic College. Contains part of "The Only Card I Got for My Birthday Was from the Insurance Man."
1993
10 136 "Listening"
"Listening" ([Portland, OR]: n.p., 1994). Leaflet program titled: Rituals to Read to Each Other: Northwest Writers Read William Stafford, Saturday, January 22, 1994, The Old Church, 7:30 p.m. 22 x 28 cm folded to 22 x 14 cm.
1994
10 137 "A Message from the Wanderer"
"A Message from the Wanderer" [excerpt]. Kansas City, KS: Friends of the Library, 1994. 38 x 26 cm. Black text with portrait of Stafford printed on cream card. Edgar Wolfe Literary Award Broadside Number 5.
1994
10 138 "Our Story"
"Our Story" (Telluride, CO: Erin Coughlin and Dean Seabrook, 1994). 22 x 14 cm folded to 11 x 14 cm. Wedding invitation in the form a single-fold leaflet printed on light brown hand-made paper.
1994
10 139 "A Ritual to Read to Each Other" and "A Way of Writing"
"A Ritual to Read to Each Other" and "A Way of Writing" [prose from Writing the Australian Crawl] ([Rochester, NY]: Writers and Books, Inc. and the Plutzik Memorial Poetry Series of the University of Rochester, 1994). Leaflet, 22 x 28 cm folded once to 22 x 14 cm, printed on yellow paper. Titled A Tribute to William Stafford, and featuring of portrait of Stafford on the front. "A Ritual to Read to Each Other" is printed on the inside of the leaflet, and "A Way of Writings is printed on the back panel.
1994
10 140 "Waiting by the Sea"
"Waiting by the Sea" (Berkeley, CA: Okeanos Press for Black Oak Books, 1994). 30 x 17 cm. A New Year's gift from the Black Oak Books, 1994.
1994
10 141 "Out Of Their Loneliness For Each Other,"
"Out Of Their Loneliness For Each Other," (Portland, OR: 1995). 16 x 23 cm folded once to 16 x 12 cm. Wedding invitation printed for the marriage of Mary Rose Navarro and Ron James Carley, July 29, 1995.
1995
10 142 "Tracker Dog"
"Tracker Dog" and "Dear Harold" (n.p.: Harold Johnson, 1997). Leaflet titled: Exchanges: William Stafford and the Cabdriver. The leaflet includes a poem by Harold Johnson and a letter from Johnson to Stafford paired with Stafford's response and the poem "Tracker Dog." 22 x 43 cm folded three times to 22 x 11 cm.
1997
10 143 "How These Words Happened"
"How These Words Happened" (Portland, OR: Friends of William Stafford, 1997). 28 x 22 cm. Artist Barbara Stafford. For distribution at regional NCTE conference, Portland, March 1997.
1997
10 144 "Being a Person"
"Being a Person" (Portland, OR: First Unitarian Church, 1998). 22 x 14 cm.
1998
10 145 "Meditation"
"Meditation" ([Longview, WA]: Peasandcues Press, 1998). 31 x 38 cm. Issued in an edition of 160 numbered copies.
1998
10 146 "You Reading This, Be Ready"
"You Reading This, Be Ready" (Saint Paul, MN: Graywolf Press 1998). 10 x 15 cm. Postcard announcing The Way It Is (1998).
1998
10 147 "A Ritual to Read to Each Other"
"A Ritual to Read to Each Other" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [1999]). 36 x 28 cm. Edition of 55 numbered copies. Large paper copy. The date of publication is not present, but the colophon notes previous copyright and publication dates of 1960 and 1998.
1999
10 148 "A Ritual to Read to Each Other"
"A Ritual to Read to Each Other" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [1999]. 30 x 23 cm. Unnumbered edition of 250 copies, in a different setting and smaller page dimensions from the previous item. The date of publication is not present, but the colophon notes previous copyright and publication dates of 1960 and 1998. Also issued as a part of the portfolio The World Speaks Everything to Us: Seven Poems 1930s to 1990s.
1999
10 149 "The Tillamook Burn,"
"The Tillamook Burn," (Oregon Department of Forestry, 1999). Leaflet program for the dedication of the Gales Creek Overlook for June 19, 1999. 21 x 28 cm folded once to 21 x 14 cm. Color laser printed with green text for the poem.
1999
10 150 "Climbing Along the River and Reminders"
"Climbing Along the River / Reminders" ([Portland, OR: Pioneer Place Two, 2000]). 22 x 7 cm. Two-sided bookmark providing texts for poems in brass lettering set into the floor terrazzo. 5,000 copies.
2000
11 151 "Climbing Along the River"
"Climbing Along the River" ([Portland, OR: Pioneer Place Two, 2000]). 17 x 24 cm folded once to 17 x 12. Leaflet program for the opening of the Pioneer Place Expansion printed on card stock with the poem featured on the front panel.
2000
11 152 "Note"
"Note" (Portland, OR: Looking Glass Bookstore, 2000). 22 x 9 cm. Bookmark for National Poetry Month.
2000
11 153 "The Fish Counter at Bonneville"
"The Fish Counter at Bonneville" (Portland, OR: Lewis & Clark College, Aubrey R. Watzek Library, April 2000). 92 x 61 cm. Display panel accompanying exhibit of WS materials, in four copies. Also broadside 43 x 28 cm. in 25 copies and 3 proofs. Design by Doug Erickson.
2000
11 154 "Lit Instructor"
"Lit Instructor" (Portland, OR: Lewis & Clark College, Watzek Library, April 2000). 92 x 51 cm. Display panel accompanying exhibit of WS materials, in four copies. Also broadside 43 x 28 cm. in 25 copies. Design by Doug Erickson and Paul Merchant.
2000
11 155 "Reminders"
"Reminders" [excerpt]. Portland, OR: Lewis & Clark College, 2000. 42 x 70 cm folded twice to 42 x 28 cm. Poster sized leaflet "Calendar of Events" for Lewis & Clark College.
2000
11 156 "Why I Am Happy"
"Why I Am Happy" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, c1997, 1998 [October 2000].) 30 x 23 cm. Illustrated by Barbara Stafford. Unnumbered edition of 250 copies. Housed in portfolio The World Speaks Everything to Us: Seven Poems 1930s to 1990s.
2000
11 157 "Earth Dweller"
"Earth Dweller" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [September 2001].) 30 x 23 cm. Unnumbered edition of 250 copies. The date of publication is not present, but the colophon notes previous copyright and publication dates of 1970 and 1998. Housed in portfolio The World Speaks Everything to Us: Seven Poems 1930s to 1990s.
2001
11 158 "These Mornings"
"These Mornings" (Portland, OR: Looking Glass Bookstore, 13 December 2001.) 28 x 17 cm. Unlimited edition. Illustrated by Barbara Stafford.
2001
11 159 "For My Friends"
"For My Friends" (Portland, OR: Lewis & Clark College, Watzek Library, August 2002). 28 x 43 cm. Broadside / trifold exhibit catalog to accompany broadside exhibit and reading of 22 August 2002. Features typescript of "For My Friends" with photographs of sixteen poets by WS, Vincent Wixon, and Mike Markee. Design by Jeremy Skinner. 100 copies on light gray stock, backed by exhibit catalog; 25 copies on cream stock, unbacked.
2002
11 160 "Note"
"Note" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [2002].) 30 x 23 cm. Unnumbered edition of 250 copies. Calligraphic swirl design by Barbara Stafford-Wilson. The date of publication is not present, but the colophon notes previous the previous copyright date of 1998. Housed in portfolio The World Speaks Everything to Us: Seven Poems 1930s to 1990s.
2002
11 161 "The Way It Is"
"The Way It Is" (St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, Fall 2002). 4 x 6 cm. Postcard announcing publication of Kim Stafford's Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford.
2002
11 162 "A Story That Could Be True"
"A Story That Could Be True" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [September 2002].) 30 x 23 cm. Unnumbered edition of 250 copies. The date of publication is not present, but the colophon notes previous copyright and publication dates of 1970 and 1998. Housed in portfolio The World Speaks Everything to Us: Seven Poems 1930s to 1990s.
2002
11 163 "You Reading This, Be Ready."
"You Reading This, Be Ready." St. Paul, MN: Cedar Fence Press, [2002]. 20 x 25 cm. Numbered edition, designed, illustrated, and hand-printed by Regula Russell, accompanying the volume of twelve poems published at the same time. A second edition of fifty numbered copies was issued in February 2003.
2002
11 164 "You Reading This, Be Ready"
"You Reading This, Be Ready" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [April 2003].) 30 x 23 cm. Unnumbered edition of 500 copies. The date of publication is not present, but the colophon notes the previous copyright date of 1998. Housed in portfolio The World Speaks Everything to Us: Seven Poems 1930s to 1990s.
2003
11 165 "Bookstore"
"Bookstore" (Seattle, WA: Grey Spider Press for the Elliott Bay Book Company, June 29, 2003). 38 x 26 cm. Unnumbered edition of 300 copies.
2003
12 166 "To Shuman Heink"
"To Shuman Heink" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [November 2003].) 30 x 23 cm. Unnumbered edition of 100 copies. Housed in portfolio The World Speaks Everything to Us: Seven Poems 1930s to 1990s.
2003
12 167 "In Nagasaki . . ."
"In Nagasaki . . ." Eugene, OR: Knight Library Press, University of Oregon, 2004. A part of a set of broadsides: "A Memorial." Designed by Sandy Tilcock to accompany "Art Lesson," by Kim Stafford. A calligraphed Zen circle of enlightenment by Marilyn Reaves links the separately printed poems. Each part is 16 x 33 cm. and mounted with clear poster corners on black mat board with publication information affixed to the back. Printed from handset Perpetua types on dampened black Stonehenge paper, image printed from a polymer plate. Edition of 85 copies signed by Kim Stafford.
2004
12 168 "Collage"
"Collage" ([Mt. Horeb, WI: Perishable Press], 4 May 2004.) A two-stanza poem written as a collage exercise at Beloit on 15 November 1990 and given to Walter Hamady the same day. Printed by Hamady as a single-folded leaflet. 26 x 35 folded to 26 x 18. The first page features Hamady's journal entry headed 14 November, each copy signed in green ink "Walter Hamady"; second page, pen and ink illustration for the poem by David McLimans, signed and dated in pencil by the artist; third page, copy of Stafford poem manuscript signed, dated, and dedicated "For Walter" on 15 November 1990; fourth page, colophon, signed in ink by text scanner Patrick Flynn. The paper is Hahnemühle H-Calligraphy. There is no stated edition size, but the leaflet was later collected and bound together with other leaflets printed by Hamady as Hunkering: The Last Gæbberjabb Number Eight and ix/xviths (Perishable Press, 2005).
2004
12 169 THE WORLD SPEAKS EVERYTHING TO US: POEMS BY WILLIAM STAFFORD (1933-1993)
THE WORLD SPEAKS EVERYTHING TO US: POEMS BY WILLIAM STAFFORD (1933-1993) (by) William Stafford, (Half Moon Bay, California: Paper Crane Press, 2004). 33 x 24 cm. This portfolio features broadsides printed for the Friends of William Stafford between 1999 and 2003. Twenty-six portfolios, lettered A through Z, were assembled. Each broadside in the portfolio was published prior to the creation of the portfolio, and is listed separately in this bibliography. The broadside included were: "You Reading This, Be Ready," "To Shuman Heink," "Note," "A Ritual to Read to Each Other," "Earth Dweller," "A Story That Could Be True," and "Why I Am Happy."
2004
12 170 "Stafford / Szybist"
"Stafford / Szybist" (Portland, OR: The Berberis Press, 2005). For the fourth William Stafford Symposium in Smith Hall on the Lewis & Clark College campus, 22 January, 2005, presentation of responses to Stafford's "The Little Girl by the Fence at School" by students from Mary Szybist's poetry class. In addition to the Stafford poem, poems by Mary Szybist, Benjamin Thonney, Fletcher Bouvier, Emily Sheridan, Mathilde Walker, and Mackenzie Griffith. Broadsides in two editions: a 28 x 21 cm. keepsake of 100 unnumbered copies, and a 43 x 28 cm. poster of identical design, in 50 numbered copies.
2005
12 171 "One Evening," on a poster titled "William Stafford Studies"
"One Evening," on a poster titled "William Stafford Studies" ([Portland, OR]: Lewis & Clark College, 2005). A poster of poems written in response to WS's "One Evening" in Ann Staley's workshop "William Stafford Studies," July 11-15, 2005 in the William Stafford Room, The Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College. In addition to an all-hands poem compiled by Ann Staley, the poems are by Lydia Aragon, Susan Bucharest, Nancy Fischer, Connie Furseth, Beth Herman-Davis, Lydia Laurance, Jim McCobb, Tobin Nelson, Barbara Schramm, Ed Sage, George Staley, and Wendy Swanson. 11 x 43 cm.
2005
12 172 "Remembering Mountain Men"
"Remembering Mountain Men" ([Portland, OR]: Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College, December 14, 2005). A single sheet chapbook designed by Jeremy Skinner as invitation to the Special Collections Holiday Open House. Illustration by Richardson Cox Sr. from the Special Collections copy of Harper's New Monthly Magazine for September 1862. Printed on pale green and on dark green cover stock.
2005-12-14
12 173 "Any Morning"
"Any Morning" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [2006]). 29 x 16 cm. The date of publication is not present, but the colophon notes the previous copyright date of 1998.
2006
12 174 "Deep Light."
"Deep Light." [Queensbury, NY: Adirondack Community College Academic Affairs, 2006]. 28 x 22 cm folded twice to 14 x 11. Leaflet holiday card printed on gray linen paper. Includes Stafford's poem and a note from Sheldon Hurst, Interim Dean for Academic Affairs.
2006
12 175 "Hummingbirds"
"Hummingbirds" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, 2007). 29 x 16 cm. Illustrated by Carol-Marie Garcia.
2007
12 176 "A Ritual to Read to Each Other"
"A Ritual to Read to Each Other" (Eugene, OR: Printed by lone goose press for Susan Lowdermilk, 2007). 39 x 65 cm folding twice to 39 x 32 cm. Issued in an edition of 25 copies signed by the artist. The title (printed on left panel) and the poem (printed on the right) are printed in metallic gold ink. The center panel features an accordion-style popup tunnel design. The piece is backed with black cloth covered board featuring a debossed vignette of the tunnel.
2007
12 177 "Prison Camp,"
"Prison Camp," "The Embers of a Fire," [prose], "Lit Instructor," "To hold the voice down..." [aphorism], "The underground, peacetime underground..." [aphorism], "Porpoises in a Drift Net," "Meeting the Workshop." [Portland, OR: Paul Merchant, 2008]. 22 x 36 cm leaflet folded once to 22 x 18 cm. Reproductions of World War II writings by Stafford for a talk at the Oregon State Library by Paul Merchant titled, "'Down in my heart:' William Stafford, Pacifist."
2008
12 178 "Some Questions About Victory"
"Some Questions About Victory" ([Portland, OR]: Friends of William Stafford, 2008). Leaflet, 23 x 18 cm folded to 23 x 9 cm on moss green card stock. Distributed to members of the Friends of William Stafford on National Poetry Month, 2008. A variant version of this leaflet was printed on white card stock (28 x 22 cm folded to 28 x 11 cm) with a photograph of a war memorial art installation in Oregon by Kim Stafford.
2008
12 179 "At the Un-National Monument along the Canadian Border"
"At the Un-National Monument along the Canadian Border" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, 2009). 27 x 19 cm.
2008
12 180 "Choosing a Dog"
"Choosing a Dog" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, [2009]). 27 x 19 cm. Illustrated by Gene Holan. The date of publication is not present, but the colophon notes the previous copyright date of 1998.
2008
13 181 "Exile"
"Exile" (Portland, OR: William Stafford Archives and Northwest Writing Institute, 2009). 22 x 28 cm folded to 22 x 14 cm. Printed on mint green office paper. Program for Another World Instead: William Stafford Peace Symposium featuring a facsimile of Stafford's typed copy of the poem "Exile" dated May 1942.
2009
13 182 "A Valley Like This."
"A Valley Like This." [Portland, OR: Friends of William Stafford, 2009]. 22 x 14 cm. Printed on glossy white card stock with a black and white photograph of Washington Pass by Dennis Schmidling.
2009
13 183 "The Way It Is"
"The Way It Is" (Eugene, OR; Printed for Helen Hiebert at lone goose press, 2009). 46 x 31 cm. Printed in an edition of 50 numbered copies on handmade paper with attached thread design by Helen Hiebert.
2009
13 184 "Climbing Along the River"
"Climbing Along the River" (Portland, OR: Press-22 for the Friends of William Stafford, 2010). 36 x 46 cm. Printed in an edition of 200 numbered copies featuring a photograph of Oswego Bridge (early 20th century) by Will Bickner. Designed and produced by John Laursen.
2010
13 185 "An Introduction to Some Poems"
"An Introduction to Some Poems" [two line excerpt]. [Salem, OR]: Oregon State Library, 2010. 72 x 56 cm. Poster for the Oregon Poetry Collection.
2010
13 186 "Malheur before Dawn"
"Malheur before Dawn" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, 2010). 36 x 19 cm. Linocut by Robert Stowe.
2010
13 187 "Passing Remark"
"Passing Remark" ([Portland, OR: Dennis Schmidling, ca. 2010]). 22 x 28 cm. Privately produced. Poem is paired with a Dorothy Stafford poem also titled, "Passing Remark." Illustrated with a photograph of William and Dorothy Stafford by Barbara Stafford-Wilson.
2010
13 188 "Is This Feeling About the West Real?"
"Is This Feeling About the West Real?" (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University, 2011). 27 x 27 cm leaflet folded once to 27 x 14 cm. Printed on the cover of a glossy program titled "Art About Agriculture 2011: Ways Into the Region."
2011
13 189 "Report from a Far Place."
"Report from a Far Place." [Portland, OR: Lewis & Clark College Fundraising Office, 2011]. 24 x 18 folded to 12 x 18. Holiday card with an image by Dorothy Davidson.
2011
13 190 "Smoke Signals: A Dedication"
"Smoke Signals: A Dedication" (Half Moon Bay, CA: Paper Crane Press for the Friends of William Stafford, 2011). 35 x 19 cm. Linocut by Robert Stow.
2011
13 191 "The Well Rising."
"The Well Rising." [Eugene, OR: Maude Kerns Art Center, 2012]. 28 x 22 cm. Black text with brown titling and an uncredited flower drawing by Craig Spillman.
2011
13 192 American Poet William Stafford
American Poet William Stafford [a portfolio of broadsides] (n.p., n.d. [probably 1970]). The full color portfolio is illustrated with a photograph of a farm is 26 x 27 cm, and includes the text of conversation between Stafford and Primus St. John printed on the inside of the portfolio. It is designed by Tasi Gelberg Pesanelli Inc. with photography by Burgess Blevins. Although not explicitly stated, the portfolio appears to have been produced by Voyages: A National Literary Magazine, which published the Stafford/St. John conversation in its Spring 1970 issue. The portfolio includes full color photographic broadsides of five poems, each 43 x 50 cm folded twice to 22 x 25 cm. The poems are: "A Sound from the Earth," "Earth Dweller," "Fifteen," "Listening," and "Bifocal." In addition to being published in English some copies of the broadsides were issued with both English versions and Farsi translations of the poems. The broadside portfolio and the images on the broadsides are identical to the English version. Accompanying the Farsi broadside set in Stafford's personal collection, are 23 Stafford broadsides without publication information or imagery printed on plain white card (24 x 24 cm) in both English and Farsi. Poems in this set include: "The Poets' Annual Indigence Report," "Thinking for Berky," "Fall Journey," "The Tillamook Burn," "The View from Here," "Reporting Back," "Before the Big Storm," "Traveling through the Dark," "The Research Team in the Mountains," "At the Bomb Testing Site," "In the Night Desert," "With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach," "Adults Only," "B.C.," "At the Grave of My Brother," "Some Autumn Characters," "Looking for Someone," "Allegiances," "Fall Wind," "The Only Card I Got on My Birthday Was from on [an] Insurance Man," "Sophocles Says," "Mouse Night: One of Our Games," "Parentage."
ca.1970-1972
13 193 "Any Morning"
"Any Morning" ([Portland, OR]: The William Stafford Center, n.d.). Postcard, 11 x 16 cm. Printed on glossy white cardstock with a WWII-era photograph of Stafford to the right of the poem.
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13 194 "Ask Me"
"Ask Me" (Grants Pass, OR: Water Conference, ca. 1990). 11 x 8 cm folded to 6 x 8 cm. Printed on a cardstock label titled, What the River Says that was originally attached to a t-shirt featuring the same title and imagery.
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13 195 "At the Bomb Testing Site"
"At the Bomb Testing Site" (Riverside, CA: University of California, Riverside Creative Writing Program, n.d.). 28 x 23 cm. Printed in black on cream-colored paper with a photograph of Stafford and the header: "The Creative Writing Program Presents William Stafford."
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14 196 "At Ghost Ranch"
"At Ghost Ranch" (n.p., n.d.). 28 x 22 cm. An inkjet printed broadside on white parchment paper featuring two photographs of an abandoned ranch.
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14 197 "Burning A Book"
"Burning A Book" (n.p., n.d. [James Hepwourth]). 28 x 22 cm.
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14 198 "The College Bookman"
"The College Bookman" [essay] New York: American Textbook Publishers Institute, n.d. Leaflet, 22 x 42 cm. folded twice to 22 x 14 cm. Number 4 of a series of leaflets titled The Faculty Bulletin.
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14 199 "Camped in the Mountains / St. Helens"
"Camped in the Mountains / St. Helens" (Kendrick, ID: Two Magpie Press, n.d.). 26 x 22 cm.
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14 200 "The Coyote in the Zoo" and "Report from a Far Place"
"The Coyote in the Zoo" and "Report from a Far Place" (n.p., n.d. [ca. 1983]). 22 x 28 cm folded once to 22 x 14 cm. Leaflet. Includes list of books by Stafford, list of awards, criticism by James Dickey and William Heyen, author bio, and two photographs of Stafford.
ca.1983
14 201 "Family Statement" and "Deep Listening"
"Family Statement" and "Deep Listening" (n.p., n.d. [2008]). 22 x 28 cm folded once to 22 x 14 cm. Printed on peach colored office paper. Leaflet to advertise the book Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford 1937-1947 edited by Fred Marchant and published by Graywolf Press.
ca.2008
14 202 "First Grade"
"First Grade" (Portland, OR: Tri-Met and Literary Arts, n.d.). 28 x 72 cm. Public transport poster poem created after 1993 for the Poetry in Motion program. Designed by Chris Hanis.
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14 203 "A Humble Petition"
"A Humble Petition" (n.p., n.d.). 32 x 24 cm. Printed in black on plain white laid paper. Poem was printed in I Would Also Like to Mention Aluminum (Pittsburg, PA: Slow Loris Press, 1976), the broadside perhaps printed by the same press at the same time.
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14 204 "In Fur" and "Father's Voice"
"In Fur" and "Father's Voice" (Pt. Arena, CA: Wilderness Press, undated, probably 1966 or 1967). 28 x 22 cm. Broadside features the collective title, "Two by William Stafford," and is described as no. 1, vol. 1. of a series titled, Free Poems for the People from the Wilderness Press.
ca.1966-1967
14 205 "In the Deep Channel"
"In the Deep Channel" (n.p., n.d.). 33 x 19 cm. The broadside is somewhat incongruously headed by a reproduction of the First Folio Droeshout portrait of the other W.S., possibly suggesting a Folger Library connection?
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14 206 "Just Thinking"
"Just Thinking" ([Portland, OR]: The William Stafford Center, n.d.). 11 x 16 cm. Postcard on white cardstock advertising a poetry reading at Looking Glass Bookstore. Includes a photo of Stafford by Donnell Hunter to the right of the poem.
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14 207 "A Long Way Short of Damascus"
"A Long Way Short of Damascus" (Lewiston, ID: Confluence Press, n.d.). 11 x 13 cm. Postcard.
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14 208 "Love This Place [Starting with Little Things]"
"Love This Place [Starting with Little Things]" (n.p., n.d.). 26 x 21 cm. Printed by Copper Canyon at Centrum?
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14 209 "Maybe Alone on My Bike"
"Maybe Alone on My Bike" (n.p., n.d.). 32 x 24 cm. Letterpress on white laid paper watermarked "Victorian." Cut of bicycle by CWG, dated 1973.
ca.1973
14 210 "Spirit of Place"
"Spirit of Place" (Portland, OR: PGE, Audubon Society of Portland, City of Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation, undated, ca. 1990). 21 x 27 cm folded twice to 21 x 9 cm. Stafford's poem is featured on this brochure titled, The Great Blue Heron: Portland's City Bird.
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14 211 "Things in the Wild Need Salt" and "Growing Up."
"Things in the Wild Need Salt" and "Growing Up." [Sisters, OR: 1993]. 28 x 22 cm. A handout printed on pale yellow office paper with the overall title All About Light. Th e broadside includes a quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson, a piece of prose by Kit Stafford, and some simple celestial line-art illustrations.
1993
14 212 "This is the field where the battle did not happen..."
"This is the field where the battle did not happen..." ["At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border"]. Portland, OR: NO WAR Memorial, n.d. [ca. 1991]. 43 x 28 cm. Poster titled "The United States of America NO WAR Memorial Celebrating 0 days without war."
1991
14 213 "Traveling through the Dark."
"Traveling through the Dark." Olympia, WA: South Puget Sound Community College, n.d. 63 x 44 cm. A glossy color poster advertising "Winter Dreams: A Poetry Reading Series." In addition to William Stafford, the poster includes poems by Kim Stafford, Madeline DeFrees, and James Bertolino, and photographs of each poet.
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14 214 "Ultimate Problems."
"Ultimate Problems." N.p., n.d. 30 x 22 cm. Printed on handmade paper with brown fibers.
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14 215 "The View from Here."
"The View from Here." [Elyria, OH]: John Meluch, n.d. 23 x 18 cm. Issued in an edition of 60 copies on a range of paper colors including, light blue, dark blue, gray/blue, and white. Illustrated with an Antarctic scene of ice, water, the moon, and penguins. The poem is not printed in its entirety, just the line, "…we too stand and wait." Some copies are matted and shrink-wrapped with one card giving the printer's information and second card featuring the full text of Stafford's poem.
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14 216 "...What can anyone give..."
"...What can anyone give..." [Portland, OR]: Friends of William Stafford, n.d. 21 x 5 cm. Bookmark printed on gray cardstock with a line from "You Reading This, Be Ready."
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14 217 "With Neighbors One Afternoon."
"With Neighbors One Afternoon."
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15 218 "The Design on the Oriole"
"The Design on the Oriole" (Kansas City, MO, 1977). 55 x 37 cm. Places of first publication of these poems in order: Colorado Quarterly, Northwest Review, Chrysalis, Epoh Studio, Green River Review, Audience, University of Kansas City Review, Rubes and Places. Letterpress printed on brown paper with black ink.
1977
15 219 "My Father in May, 1946 October 1942"
"My Father in May, 1946 October 1942" ([Chestertown, MD]: Writers Union, Washington College Vol. 7, No. 6, December 12, 1977).  28 x 22 cm. Excerpt featured in "Chestertown: November 17th" by Kathy Wagner. Printed in black ink on gray paper.
1977-12-12
15 220 "Prayers to Paste on Your Tires"
"Prayers to Paste on Your Tires" (Oregon: Where Am I Productions, 1989) 46 x 62 cm. All color children's map of the state of Oregon.
1989
15 221 "The Animal That Drank up Sound"
Advertisement for "The Animal That Drank up Sound" ([San Diego, CA]: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1991). 38 x 61 cm. Illustration by Debra Frasier. Printed on foam core.
1989
15 222 "Tracker Dog"
"Tracker Dog" (n.p., 1997). 22 x 43 cm, folded measurements 22 x 11 cm. Featured in "Exchanges William Stafford and the Cabdriver" by Harold Johnson. The pamphlet includes Johnson's poem "Nassir Syed" along with a letter from Stafford. Printed in black in on white paper.
1997
15 223 "William Stafford American Poet 1914-1993"
"William Stafford American Poet 1914-1993" ([Santa Rosa, CA]: The Clamshell Press, 1997) 43 x 28 cm. Tribute to Stafford by D. L. Emblen. Hand-set & printed at The Clamshell Press on cream paper with brown ink.
1997
15 224 "Hungry River, Hungry Coyote: Found Conversation between William Stafford and NezahualCóyotl"
"Hungry River, Hungry Coyote: Found Conversation between William Stafford and NezahualCóyotl" by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez. ([Goldendale, WA]: Maryhill Museum of Art, 2005). 55 x 25 cm. Lines taken from William Stafford's poems the appear in the Methow River Poems published by Confluence Press in 1995. NezahualCóyotl (1403-1473) is renowned as one of Mesoamerica's greatest philosopher-kings and poets. His name means "hungry coyote". People, Places and Perceptions: A Look at Contemporary Northwest Latino Art Maryhill Museum of Art Goldendale, Washington July 16- November 15, 2005. Printed in a limited edition with black ink on light cream paper.
2005
15 225 "That Day"
"That Day" ([Portland, OR]: Lewis and Clark College, 2006), 43 x 27 cm. Featured with poems of students from the "William Stafford Studies: Crossing Unmarked Snow" class. (September 30th- October 31st 2006). Printed in black ink on gray paper.
2006
15 226 "The Way It Is"
"The Way It Is" (n.p., 2011). 50 x 65 cm, folds into 8 panels 17 x 17 cm. Original art work by Laurie Anchor. Mixed material board with Illustrations on verso.
2011
15 227 "Spirit of Place: Great Blue Heron"
"Spirit of Place: Great Blue Heron" ([Half Moon Bay, CA]: Paper Crane Press, September 2012). 31 x 23 cm. Copyright 1998, the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted from "The Way It Is" with permission from Graywolf Press. Funded by Friends of William Stafford. Linocut by Robert Stow. Printed with black, blue and yellow inks on white paper.
2011
15 228 "Why I Am happy"
"Why I Am happy" (n.p.: Three Pears Press, 2012). 15 x 11 cm. Letterpress printed by Kim & Perrin on a postcard with black and red inks.
2012
15 229 "Near", "At Core on Crooked River", "Woman at Banff"
"Near", "At Core on Crooked River", "Woman at Banff" ([Rodney, MI]: Cat House Press, 2014) 38 x 19 cm. The poems are letterpress printed with woodcut illustrations. 5 different colored leaves in a paper cover. Printed at Cat House Press by Kathleen Van Demark.
2014
15 230 Excerpts from "William Stafford Centennial Aphorisms"
Excerpts from "William Stafford Centennial Aphorisms" ([Ashland, OR]: Jubilation Press, 2014). 50 x 22cm. From Sound of the Ax: Aphorisms and Poems by William Stafford. Edited by Vincent Wixon and Paul Merchant. Used by permission of the University of Pittsburgh Press. Letterpress printed mixed media to honor the centennial.
2014
16 231 "For the Unknown Enemy"
"For the Unknown Enemy" ([Half Moon Bay, CA]: Paper Crane Press, September 2014). 25 x 20 cm. Copyright 1998, the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted from "The Way It Is" with permission from Graywolf Press. Funded by Friends of William Stafford. Printed in honor of the 2014 Stafford Centennial. Letterpress printed on cream paper with black ink.
2014-09
16 232 "Assurance"
"Assurance" ([Half Moon Bay, CA]: Paper Crane Press, September 2014). 20 x 25 cm. Copyright 1998, the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted from "The Way It Is" with permission from Graywolf Press. Funded by Friends of William Stafford. Printed in honor of the 2014 Stafford Centennial. Letterpress printed on cream paper with black ink. Linocut by Robert Stow.
2014-09
16 233 "A Story That Could Be True"
"A Story That Could Be True" ([Kingston, WA]: Expedition Press, 2015) 36 x 26 cm. From "Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems." Copyrights 1977, 2014, by William Stafford and the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted with permission of The Permission Company, Inc., on Behalf of Graywolf Press, Minneapolis MN. For Melissa Skelton from ES, occasioned by our mutual joy- habere ac tenere. Printed on white paper with black ink. Attached to brown cardboard.
2015
16 234 "The Way It Is"
"The Way It Is" ([Half Moon Bay, CA]: Paper Crane Press, September 2015). 26 x 20 cm. Copyrights 1998, the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted from "The Way It Is" with permission of Graywolf Press. Funded by Friends of William Stafford. Linocut by Robert Stow. Letterpress printed on cream paper with black ink.
2015
16 235 "A Ritual to Read to Each Other"
"A Ritual to Read to Each Other" ([Boston, MA]: Firefly Press, Spring 2016) 33 x 23 cm. From "Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems." Copyrights 1960, 2014, by William Stafford and the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted with permission of The Permission Company, Inc., on Behalf of Graywolf Press. One of an edition of 100 copies published by Yellow Moon Press. Letterpress printed on White paper with black ink.
2016
16 236 "Ask Me"
"Ask Me" ([Charlottesville, VA]: Jefferson-Madison Regional Library, April 20, 2017). 17 x 13 cm. From "Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems." Copyrights 2014 by the Estate of William Stafford. Reprinted with permission of The Permission Company, Inc., on Behalf of Graywolf Press. Distributed to public on "Poem in Your Pocket Day". Printed by Amy Pence Lancelot on white paper with black ink.
2017-04-20
16 237 Artwork inspired by "Things in the Wild Need Salt"
Artwork inspired by "Things in the Wild Need Salt" by William Stafford. ([Kinston, WA]: Expedition Press, 2013) 12 x 10 cm. Created by Myrna Keliher. Printed on white paper with black ink. Illustration with blue and yellow colors. Attached to a gray cardboard.
2013
16 238 "Remembering Mountain Men"
"Remembering Mountain Men" ([Estes Park, CO], n.d.) 28 x 22 cm. Accompanied by pen ink drawing by Harold Morris (39 x 54 cm). Printed on white paper with black ink.
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16 239 "Choosing a Dog"
"Choosing a Dog" (n.p., n.d.) 29 x 22 cm. Printed on cream white paper with blank ink. Attached to brown board.
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16 240 Excerpt from "Fall Wind"
Excerpt from "Fall Wind" (n.p., n.d.) 77 x 56 cm. Woodblock printed on cream paper with black ink with flowery artwork on the top.
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16 241 "Bess"
"Bess" (n.p., August 1965) 28 x 22 cm. Calligraphy by Gloria Hendrickson on light blue paper and blue ink. Two pages.
1965
16 242 "For the Governor"
"For the Governor" ([Portland, OR]: Lewis and Clark College, 1974), 28 x 22 cm. Printed copy of calligraphy by Norman Paasche.
1974
16 243 "The Luxury of it"
"The Luxury of it" ([Portland, OR]: Lewis and Clark College, 1974), 28 x 22 cm. Calligraphy by Norman Paasche. Printed in the Lewis & Clark Alumni Journal, "Stafford Honored as Poet Laureate."
1974
16 244 Advertisement for poetry reading, "William Stafford"
Advertisement for poetry reading, "William Stafford" ([Portland, OR]: Lewis and Clark College, 1974) 37 x 31 cm. Calligraphy by Norman Paasche with black ink on cream paper.
1974
16 245 "Every Autumn"
"Every Autumn" ([Portland, OR]: Lewis and Clark College, 1974), 38 x 32 cm. Calligraphy by Norman Paasche on 26 x 21 cm light green paper with brown ink. Attached to a dark green cardboard.
1974
17 246 "The Same Work"
"The Same Work" ([Port Townsend, WA], July 1981) 18 x17 cm. Poem and calligraphy by Abby Niebauer for William Stafford on cream colored card with black ink. Pressed flower on the top.
1981-07
17 247 "Who is this kid Bohr?"
"Who is this kid Bohr?" ([Portland, OR]: Catlin Gabel School, 1981) 38 x 59 cm. A quote of William Stafford Calligraphy with black ink on cream paper at the Catlin Gabel School in honor of William Stafford.
1981
17 248 "Here are people on a parallel way…"
"Here are people on a parallel way…" ([West Hartford, CT], March 1982) 22 x 28 cm. A quote by William Stafford. Calligraphy for William Stafford- in appreciation- by George Twitchell on white paper with black ink. Detailed artwork on the top.
1982-03
17 249 "Blackberries are Back"
"Blackberries are Back" (n.p., n.d.). 45 x 31cm. Calligraphy on cream white paper with black ink and artwork on the top.
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17 250 Excerpt from "In Response to a Question"
Excerpt from "In Response to a Question" (n.p., n.d.) 61 x 46 cm. Calligraphy on cream white paper with black ink and artwork on the top.
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17 251 "The Moment"
"The Moment" (n.p., n.d.) 61 x 46 cm. Calligraphy on cream white paper with black ink and artwork on the top.
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17 252 "Some Autumn Characters"
"Some Autumn Characters" (n.p., n.d.) 61 x 46 cm. Calligraphy on cream white paper with black ink and artwork on the top.
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17 253 "Vacation Trip"
"Vacation Trip" (n.p., n.d.) Calligraphy on orange paper with brown ink.
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17 254 "A Ritual to Read to Each Other"
"A Ritual to Read to Each Other" (n.p., n.d.) 36 x 22 cm. Calligraphy by Bobbi Fischer on cream paper with black ink.
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17 255 "I like to live…"
"I like to live…" A quote of William Stafford. (n.p., n.d.) 22 x 28 cm. Copy of calligraphy on white paper with black ink.
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17 256 "Practice"
"Practice" (n.p., n.d.) 21 x 26 cm. Calligraphy with black ink printed on photo paper.
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17 257 "You Reading This, Be Ready"
"You Reading This, Be Ready" (n.p., n.d.) 28 x 43 cm. Calligraphy on white paper with black ink.
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17 258 "Rescue"
"Rescue" (n.p., n.d.) 14 x 11 cm. Calligraphy with black ink on photo paper.
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17 259 "This Ink"
"This Ink" (n.p., n.d.) 16 x 11 cm. Calligraphy with dark brown ink on photo paper.
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17 260 "Remembering William Stafford"
"Remembering William Stafford" (n.p., n.d.) 16 x 67 cm. Calligraphy with black ink on white paper by Sharon Hollee.
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17 261 "Time for Serenity Anyone?"
"Time for Serenity Anyone?" ([Olympic Peninsula, WA], 2017) 21 x 27 cm. Calligraphy and art work by Rebecca Wild. Accompanied by her interpretation of "This Tranquil Chaos" by William Stafford. 12 x 30 cm. Colorful artworks on white paper.
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  • Subject Terms :
  • American poetry--20th century
  • Pacifism--Poetry.
  • Pacifism--United States.
  • Poetry--Authorship.
  • Poetry--Study and teaching.
  • Poets, American--20th century
  • World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors--United States.
  • Personal Names :
  • Stafford, Dorothy
  • Stafford, Kim
  • Stafford, William, 1914-1993
  • Corporate Names :
  • Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Or.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Kansas
  • Oregon