Stafford, William 1979

Friday, May 11, 1979

william stafford


According to the silence, winter has arrived—
a special kind of winter. I, its inventor,
watch it freeze in calendars and stare
out of clocks. I do not feel its cold.

– William Stafford, “Shepard”

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Vintage poster of William Stafford's reading at the Poetry Center of Chicago.

Vintage poster of William Stafford’s reading at the Poetry Center of Chicago.

William Stafford's poem, "Captive," from "Traveling through the Dark," handwritten.

William Stafford’s poem, “Captive,” from “Traveling through the Dark,” handwritten.

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