Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947

Another World Instead The Early Poems of William Stafford The unpublished early poems of William Stafford now added to a body of work that represents some of the finest poetry written during the second half of the twentieth century Library Journal If I could

  • Title: Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947
  • Author: William Stafford Fred Marchant
  • ISBN: 9781555974978
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The unpublished early poems of William Stafford now added to a body of work that represents some of the finest poetry written during the second half of the twentieth century Library Journal If I could remember all at once but I have forgotten But some day, looking along a furrowed cliff, staring beyond the eyes strength, I ll start the avalanche and every stonThe unpublished early poems of William Stafford now added to a body of work that represents some of the finest poetry written during the second half of the twentieth century Library Journal If I could remember all at once but I have forgotten.But some day, looking along a furrowed cliff, staring beyond the eyes strength, I ll start the avalancheand every stone will fall separate and revealed from Meditation Twenty eight years old and a conscientious objector during World War II, William Stafford was assigned under penalty of law to work in camps, an internal exile within his own country In this remarkable collection of poems, nearly all of them never before published, the first decade of Stafford s writing life is for the first time made available to readers Edited by the poet Fred Marchant, one ofthe first marine officers honorably discharged as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, Another World Instead tells the story of a committed pacifist living in a time of war and a writer beginning a major life in American poetry.

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    1. Consider the controversies regarding American's involvement in World War II; the bombing of civilians, the internment of Japanese-Americans, the use of the atomic bomb and the shifting focus between defeating the Axis and positioning to combat the Soviet Union. But for all the contentious topics regarding American involvement, there are few who would argue America should have stayed out of the war given the Axis powers' constant aggression, the rising tide of genocide and the Japanese sneak-atta [...]

    2. Lovely. Sad. Hopeful and hopeless. Stafford was a conscientious objector during World War II (!) and these are (mostly) poems written when he was in the Civilian Public Service because of his pacifist status. I hadn't read him before, but thought his poetry was simple but dense and very moving. I read many of them over and over. I really recommend this for a different perspective on that time period.

    3. With the foresight, strength of character and determination so many of us just don’t have William Stafford became a conscientious objector during World War II. As a result by 1942 Stafford was in the CPS (Civilian Public Service) work camp in Los Priestos, California in the mountains above Santa. During his years with the CPS Stafford would grapple with his art in earnest, getting up hours earlier before everyone else to write. The manual labour was hard and conditions often primitive in the c [...]

    4. As someone who is very fond of the poetry of William Stafford [1], this book provides a worthy volume among the many that exist of the late poet's work. Stafford was well-known for his pacifism during World War II; he ended up serving in a camp for conscientious objectors in California, as well as doing work elsewhere during the course of the war and the immediate postwar period. He was 37 before he had published any works of poetry, and had a long habit of writing early in the morning before th [...]

    5. These are the first poems of William Stafford, and they're a portrait not only of "the artist as a young man" but of him struggling to be a pacifist during World War II. Actually, I guess the two aren't separate threads. Stafford's life and poetry are intertwined, and as he works to find a writing voice he is also revising and refining his beliefs.

    6. Wonderful poems filtered through the lens of Stafford's conscientious objector status. He has a beautiful turn of phrase which reminded me a lot of Kay Ryan.

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