William Stafford

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Birthday
17, 1914
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Aug 28, 1993 (79)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1914
Birthplace
Kansas
Death Date
Aug 28, 1993 (79)

About

Prolific American poet and 1970 U.S. Poet Laureate who won the National Book Award for Traveling Through the Dark. His numerous other works include In the Clock of Reason, Brother Wind, Passwords, and Wyoming Circuit.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Kansas and taught at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

Trivia

He was a pacifist and a conscientious objector during World War II.

Family Life

He married Dorothy Hope Frantz in 1944. He and Frantz raised four children.

Associated With

His writing style has been compared to that of renowned poet Robert Frost.