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William Stafford

(1914 - 1993)

  • Born in Hutchinson
  • Became a conscientious objector while a graduate student at the University of Kansas because of his religious beliefs
  • Served 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

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