Meet Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford at the Klamath County Library
Tuesday, June 25th 7pm
Downtown Klamath County Library
The downtown Klamath County Library is hosting a visit by Oregon Poet Laureate Kim Stafford on Tuesday, June 25th at 7pm. Stafford will read a selection of his work and share his thoughts on creative practice.
Stafford has been touring the state since June 2018, reading his poems and advocating for the importance of writing in trying times – that each person’s stories and devotions contribute a voice to a democracy that needs everyone’s participation.
Stafford is an Oregon writer and teacher who has published books about his poet father, his brother's suicide, and a collection of essays about resonant landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. He is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute, a zone for exploratory writing at Lewis & Clark College, and he co-founded the Fishtrap Writers Gathering in Wallowa County in 1987. In 2018 Gov. Kate Brown selected him as Oregon's ninth Poet Laureate to travel the state witnessing for poetry, succeeding Elizabeth Woody.
Klamath County Libraries carry a number of Stafford’s published writings, including 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared, The Flavor of Unity: Post-Election Poems, Braided Apart: Poems, and more. Check one out before Stafford’s visit!
No registration is necessary. For more information, please call 541-882-8894. For more about Stafford, including a calendar of his future appearances as Oregon Poet Laureate, visit culturaltrust.org/oregon-poet-laureate.