The Darkness Around Us Is Deep

Selected Poems of William Stafford

By William Stafford; Robert W. Bly (Editor)
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060969165, 160pp.

Publication Date: January 1994

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Description

Bestselling author Robert Bly selects his favorite works by the award-winning poet William Stafford.




About the Author
William Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, in 1914. After the Second World War (to which he was a conscientious objector), he earned a Ph.D. at the newly created Iowa Writer's Workshop. A longtime lecturer, workshop leader, and advocate on behalf of younger writers and readers, Stafford taught English at Lewis and Clark College from 1956 to 1979. He was awarded the National Book Award in Poetry for "Traveling through the Dark," The author of over fifty books, Stafford remains one of the most beloved and widely read poets in contemporary American letters. He died in Oregon, where he had formerly served as the state's poet laureate, in 1993.


Robert W. Bly, a full-time freelance writer since 1982, is the author of eighty books, including The Ultimate Unauthorized Star Trek Quiz Book and The Science in Science Fiction. Bly holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rochester and has published more than one hundred articles in numerous periodicals, including Cosmopolitan and Writer s Digest.
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