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Another World Instead.

Another World Instead

William Stafford, author

Fred Marchant, editor

Graywolf Press

2402 University Avenue, Suite 203, Saint Paul, MN 55114

9781555974978, $24.00 1-651-641-0077

Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford 1937-1947 is an anthology of vintage free-verse poetry by teacher, award-winning author, and poet William Stafford. The poems have been chosen from Stafford's earlier works by poet, teacher, and former Marine officer (one of the first to be honorably discharged as a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War) Fred Marchant. Many of the poems date back to the World War II era; Stafford was a conscientious objector during this time, assigned under penalty of law to work in Civilian Public Service camps, a type of internal exile within his own country. Nearly all the poems in Another World Instead have never before been published--now their tale of a committed pacifist and fledgling poet living in a time of war can be told. Highly recommended. "Fate": More steadfast than a truck / Along a narrow street / A minute looks for you / Until you meet.
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Title Annotation:Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford 1937-1947
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Apr 1, 2008
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