Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems --by William Stafford

Nonfiction / Poetry  

128 pages / 721 KB
5 Stars

These 100 poems were selected by William Stafford's son. It is my first foray into Stafford's poetry, at least in a book (I've read some of his poems onsey-twosey). All of these poems are good, and a great many are marvelous.

I read them today, July 4th, and as I finished it I smiled—for I am a Vet, and Mr. Stafford was a conscientious objector, and my favorites of his poems were the anti-war ones.

If you've ever wondered if you could write a poem, or even should, pick up a copy of Ask Me, read it, and then in the words of Mr. Stafford, "...write your own."

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