William Stafford

Much of my creative and academic work engages with the writing and life of the American poet William Stafford, with a large focus on theopoetics and religion & literature.

  1. Essay – “The Call to Critique: William Stafford as Anabaptist Poet,” Dean’s Student Scholarship Symposium, Manchester College, 2006
  2. Review – Walker in the Fog: On Mennonite Writing by Jeff Gundy, Brethren Life & Thought, 51.3, 2006
  3. Archival Collection – William Stafford Collection, Manchester University Archives, 2005
  4. Blog – Encounters with William Stafford blog archive, 2006-2011
  5. Talk – “Ambiguity and Ambivalence in the Poetry of William Stafford” Peace Forum, Bethany Theological Seminary and Earlham School of Religion, March 2007
  6. Talk – “William Stafford: Priest of the Imagination” Class lecture, October 2009
  7. Conference – William Stafford Symposium, Bethany Theological Seminary, March 2010.
    1. Chapel service – bulletin
    2. Sermon –
    3. Talk – remarks after film Every War has Two Losers
  8. Masters Thesis – Poetic Worship: The Renewal of Liturgical Language – Read Introduction, Bethany Theological Seminary, 2011
  9. Talk – “Beyond What Columbus Discovered: Language & the Land in the Poetry of William Stafford” Collaboration with Craig Goodworth, Arden Hearth, Richmond, IN, October 18, 2012
  10. Poem – “Some Beliefs About Mountains” A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford, Woodley Press, November 2013
  11. Liturgy – “Ritual in the Dark: A Liturgy of Image and Text” Collaboration with Craig Goodworth, Theopoetics, 1.2, 2015
  12. Talk – “Pilgrimage of Peace” Presidential Forum, Bethany Theological Seminary, November 2015
  13. Talk – “Poetry Beyond Peace” Manchester University Chapel, September, 26, 2017