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Willaim Edgar Stafford (1914-1993) a drawing by Ted Watts, 1980

William Edgar Stafford (1914-1993)
a drawing by Ted Watts, 1980


William Edgar Stafford was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, on 17 January 1914. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Kansas and a doctorate from the University of Iowa. The author of 35 books, Stafford received the National Book Award in 1963 for Traveling Through the Dark and a 1992 Western States Book Award for lifetime achievement in poetry. He served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress in 1970, a post now designated "American Poet Laureate." He was a professor of English at Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon, until his retirement in 1990. He died on 28 August 1993.

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