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Birthday Reading for Poet William Stafford

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Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark Street

Jan. 16, 2013, 7 p.m.


William Stafford was born on January 17, 1914, and during the month of January readings of his work are held throughout Oregon and the world.  However the reading offered by Los Porteños is unique: it is the only one where writers share original works of poetry and prose written in response to Stafford, it is the only one that is presented in a theatre, and the only that will be multilingual. Stafford spent four years in conscientious objector camps during World War II. Much of his work expresses a yearning for harmony and social justice, and his poems speak of how to live courageously.   Audience members are encouraged to bring their favorite William Stafford poem to share.