...under "Creative Projects," I have a series of "Pandemic Poems," including one called "Home School," with thoughts on what we might all teach each other while we are lying low.
...under "Resources," I have a "Poetry prompt set" in case your time at home calls you to explore the writing of poetry.
And under "Creative Work," some films & songs for your pleasure.
Kim Stafford is Emeritus Professor at Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He writes, teaches, and travels to raise the human spirit through poetry. In 1986, he founded the Northwest Writing Institute, and he has published a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft and 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared. His most recent book is the poetry collection Singer Come from Afar (Red Hen Press). He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers, and in Scotland, Italy, Mexico, and Bhutan. In 2018 he was named Oregon’s 9th Poet Laureate for a two-year term.
Our Singer Come from Afar
for Naomi Shihab Nye
Be our wren or warbler lit in willow
swaying with your tender weight
of songs, sipping the sky to tell us
hard things from far away you
freighted for our understanding and
comfort. Sing the mysterious harmony
of news and blessing, hurt and healing
offered with head high, eye bright
until with a friendly shrug
you flit away and leave us
from Singer Come from Afar
(Red Hen Press, 2021)
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Kim Stafford, go to the "Books" tab above.