Ask Me

Ask Me

100 Essential Poems

Book - 2014
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"In our time there has been no poet who revived human hearts and spirits more convincingly than William Stafford." --Naomi Shihab Nye

Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
what I have done is my life.
--from "Ask Me"

In celebration of the poet's centennial, Ask Me collects one hundred of William Stafford's essential poems. As a conscientious objector during World War II, while assigned to Civilian Public Service camps Stafford began his daily writing practice, a lifelong early-morning ritual of witness. His poetry reveals the consequences of violence, the daily necessity of moral decisions, and the bounty of art. Selected and with a note by Kim Stafford, Ask Me presents the best from a profound and original American voice.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781555976644
1555976646
Characteristics: xii, 109 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Stafford, Kim Robert - Editor
Alternative Title: Poems. Selections

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