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William Stafford and Gary Snyder

William Stafford and Gary Snyder

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Author: Andy TraismanTitle: William Stafford and Gary Snyder
William Stafford self-portrait.Poetry is an unending conversation, whispers in the eddies, wind roaring through the pines, connectivetissue between generations; collegiality, correspondence, conscience, responsibility. Teaching.
 William Stafford, from the William Stafford Archives.
―Writing is peculiarly susceptible to this wonderful resource, language. I didn’t invent it. I don’t control
it. It just rolls on. It comes fro
m everybody. It’s not something I learned from other writers, by anymeans. It’s not something I learned from other critics by any means. It is a great river of possibilities
swirling around us all the time. People talk to each other and come upon
I guess I do it like a gull
these great swoops of realization and vistas that veer off toward other formulations in language. And even
the syllables have meaning‖ – 
William Stafford as told to Bill Moyers, October 1988.
Can Poetry save the earth?
Listen to Stanford professor, John Felstiner answer this question on NPR: Listen Now 
“The goal is not to see what a “poet” is, but to find what poetry can do in the world”
 -Gary Snyder 
Gary Snyder by William Stafford.
Earth Verse
Gary Snyder Wide enough to keep you lookingOpen enough to keep you movingDry enough to keep you honestPrickly enough to make you toughGreen enough to go on livingOld enough to give you dreamsCopyright © 1996 by Gary Snyder from
Mountains and Rivers Without End.
Used by permission of Counterpoint.

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