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Reading William Stafford: Robert Krulwich

Journalist Robert Krulwich reads William Stafford’s “For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid.”
All poems copyright 1954, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1993, 1998 by William Stafford and the Estate of William Stafford.

Used by permission of The Permissions Company, Inc., on behalf of the William Stafford Family Trust.


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