August 21: William Stafford

August 21: William Stafford's "Traveling through the Dark" | Literary Cobblestones
August 21: William Stafford’s “Traveling through the Dark” | Literary Cobblestones

Hello Cobblers!

Today we celebrate a wonderful poet, William Stafford, and his poem that’ll rip your heart out, “Traveling through the Dark”.  (Click the title to read the complete poem over on the Poetry Foundation’s website.)

After I’ve brought you down, I need to lift you up. So, here’s an interview with Stafford from the Paris Review: “William Stafford, The Art of Poetry No. 67”.  I’m a sucker for a Paris Review interview.

And lastly, here’s a video interview with Stafford explaining the inspiration of this poem: “Traveling through the Dark: Video”. Finding out it is set in reality will only bring you down again, but hey, it’s Friday.

The weekend is here.

Ciao.

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