Poems

Many of William Stafford's poems are easily found online, but judging the most reputable site is not always an easy task. The over 240 poems below are from the most trustworthy sites in terms of their respect for the original form of the poem on the page and for following procedure for publishing rights. 

The website hosting each poem is indicated on this page with a code in parentheses: FWS=Friends of William Stafford; PF=Poetry Foundation; PO=Poetry.org; TWA=The Writer's Almanac; WSA=William Stafford Archives

 

 

Poems available at the William Stafford Archives include images of early drafts and published versions. To see the poem as it appeared in print, click the image entitled "published" on the Archives webpage. 

Some poems at the Poetry Foundation website show them as they first appeared in the pages of Poetry magazine, and may continue on to the next page.

If you are seeking reprint permissions for any of these poems, contact the Permissions Company.

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