Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


William Stafford

No description

Mary Henderson

on 20 May 2013

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of William Stafford

William Stafford 1914 - 1993 Early Life -Born in Hutchinson, Kansas to Ruby Mayher Earl Ingersoll Stafford - -Family moved around frequently during the Depression -Did odd jobs to help family -Graduated high school in 1993 -Received BA from the University of Kansas in 1937 -Drafted into the Armed Forces in 1941 -Married Dorothy Hope Frantz in 1944 while in California -Registered as a pacifist -Worked from 1942-1946 in camps and projects -Obtained Master's Degree from the University of Kansas in 1947 -Jobs included fire fighting, soil conservation, and building and maintaining roads and trails -Spent one year teaching at a high school -Spent one year working for relief organization Church World Service -Master's thesis (memoirs of his time as a conscientious objector) published as a book of prose called "Down in My Heart" -Moved to Oregon in 1948 to teach at Lewis and Clark College -Retired in 1980 -Won the National Book Award in 1943 -Would publish more than 65 volumes of poetry and prose from then on Awards -Shelley Memorial Award -Western States Lifetime Achievement Award -Guggenheim Fellowship -Poet Laureate in 1970 Influences -His mother -His youth -His students Lake Oswego, Oregon, on August 28, 1993 "'You don't have to
prove anything,' my mother said. 'Just be ready for what God sends'"
-William Stafford, August 28, 1993 "I keep following this sort of hidden river of my life, you know, whatever the topic or impulse which comes, I follow it along trustingly. And I don't have any sense of its coming to a kind of crescendo, or of its petering out either. It is just going steadily along." -"Lower your standards and keep going. When it gets hard, don't stop - it is hard because you are doing something original.”
Full transcript