Allison Frost from OPB radio joined an open mic poetry night dedicated to William Stafford. Listen now as she reads the late poet laureate’s poem “Yes”.
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Discovering William Stafford
William Stafford was a poet, a lifelong pacifist, and National Book Award winner. He was a conscientious objector during WWII, and taught at Lewis & Clark College for decades. Through archival stills, and readings by Garrison Keillor, Paulann Petersen, Kim Stafford and Stafford himself, get to know the art, life and legacy of Oregon's beloved poet laureate on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Reading William Stafford: Robert Krulwich
Journalist Robert Krulwich reads William Stafford's "For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid."
Reading William Stafford: Paulann Petersen
Oregon's Poet Laureate Paulann Petersen reads William Stafford's "Ask Me."
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Oregon Art Beat: Episode #1522
Most Recent Broadcast: May 22, 2014