Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, and author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer's Craft. He approaches writing as a chance to set down stories we have carried into poems, essays, radio commentaries, blessings, rants, parables, and other forms of "tikkun olam," the healing of the world: "In our time is a great thing not yet done. It is the marriage of Woody Guthrie's gusto and the Internet. It is the composing and wide sharing of generous expression in the voices of many for the needs of all."
Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2010
Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2013
Mrs. Smith, 1959
When You Come to the End of Your Highway
Willa Cather's Ride