Reading Aloud with John, Part 3: William Stafford

I’m running a bit late with this. Last night my body had the audacity to fall asleep at 11 pm and proceed to sleep for ten hours. The nerve! Then my mic was giving me static and feedback, but I finally have a slightly bass-y, but good recording I hope for John’s Poetically Versed blog….

Little Ways, Stafford, Wisdom and Poetry

So this poem, some might argue, goes against one of my carnal rules of poetry; don’t be teachy, or preachy. I honestly hate most philosophical poems, generally because they come off as either arrogant, or soulless and impersonal, and often all of the above. Other poems, in an effort to teach a lesson can turn…

William Stafford Playlist

Sometime after midnight last night I posted here an old favorite poem by William Stafford. Since I started in earnest with new readings on my YouTube channel in January, I have been developing a William Stafford Playlist which you can be find by clicking on this sentence. Have a look, take a listen, and perhaps you…