Tuesday, May 29, 2012

News at Eleven: But [Carol] Niswonger didn't recognize the name

signed at the bottom of the poem. Maybe it wasn't by a local poet, she thought. So one afternoon, she decided to Google the name, "William Stafford." That's when she realized she might have discovered an original copy of a poem by one of the 20th century's great American poets.

"There it was--William Stafford, poet extraordinaire," she said. "It just can't be him, I thought. It didn't have written down there, 'I am a famous poet.'"

from Austin Peay State University: Original William Stafford poem discovered in APSU library


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