William Stafford, “Bess” from The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems. Copyright © 1998 by William Stafford. Reprinted with the permission of Graywolf Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, www.graywolfpress.org.
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Poet William E. Stafford 1914–1993
POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern
Poetic Terms Free Verse
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