Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford

presenting 4:50pm - 5:40pm
signing 5:40pm - 6:10pm

Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, where he has taught writing since 1979. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft and A Thousand Friends of Rain: New & Selected Poems. His most recent books are 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared, and Wind on the Waves: Stories from the Oregon Coast. In 2016 the 30th anniversary edition of his collections of essays, Having Everything Right, came out from Pharos Editions. His most recent poetry collection Wild Honey, Tough Salt was released in 2019 from Red Hen. He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers, and in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan.