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William Stafford


  • Born in Hutchinson
  • While a graduate student at the University of Kansas, became a conscientious objector because of his religious beliefs
  • Served in alternative Civilian Public Service in forestry and soil conservation during World War II
  • Published 57 volumes of poetry
  • Consultant in poetry for Library of Congress and Poet Laureate of Oregon

Photo courtesy William Stafford Archives, Lewis & Clark College

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