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Nine tales from Affinities By Kim Stafford
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This book holds nine tales from Le Maison des Vagabonds in Paris, a collection of stories composed as letters, confessions, and testimony seeking connection. As the Afterword explains, the stories... More > are written to explore a particular form of fiction: the impelled monologue. The book is thus both a work of literature, and a demonstration of a way of writing stories sourced in the indelible memory of the writer, with assistance from the habits of intensity of the tellers who voice their improvisational discoveries for you.< Less
The Right to Be Forgotten: Vagabond Poems By Kim Stafford
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This book gathers poems written while traveling in Spain, France, Scotland, England, Wales, and Ireland. The poems witness for the way a traveler may be pilgrim, seeking local encounters of epiphany... More > and blessing. "The right to be forgotten" was a court case where a group of plaintiffs wished to disappear from their internet past, and dwell in their local places now. The poems in this book explore what it can be like to be a resident of a moment in a place of welcome.< Less
Little Book for Common Good - second edition By Kim Stafford
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We gathered at a writing retreat to share stories of consolation and blessing. Then we started talking about how we often feel surrounded by divisions, anger, regret, injustice, and hard news from... More > all sides. And someone said, "We should have a little book for common good." So I decided to make my own version of that--Volume 1--by gathering stories I had written over the years about friends and strangers who have made me a better person. This is that book.< Less
Reunion of the Rare By Kim Stafford
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This is a book of poems written at Oregon places, for Oregon readers, by an Oregon writer. It’s made for spirit of place, local knowledge, kinship, and home. This book is published to be shared... More > as part of Kim Stafford's visits to local communities as Oregon's 9th Poet Laureate, 2018-2020.< Less
December's Children: A Month of Daily Writing By Kim Stafford
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As a companion to my book Meditations & Poems for Writers, which contains a chapter describing my daily writing process, this book collects the daily poems written during the month of December,... More > 2017, together with a consideration of what results from this practice, and some ways to sustain the life of the seeker in a time of division.< Less
In Praise of Disarray: Poems of Love & Affection By Kim Stafford
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This is a book of love poems reaching in all directions--for my beloved, for our children, for friends, for those we have lost but yet hold close. As the Preface describes, love without judgment is a... More > fundamental physical bond in the universe, a property like gravity of magnetism that is poorly understood but impossible to deny.< Less
Peace Warrior: Poems in English & Spanish By Kim Stafford
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Thanks to the help of four friends and translators--Efraín Diaz-Horna, Juanito Cervantes, Bárbara Belloc, and Amelia Ettinger--I have made this little book of my poems in English and... More > Spanish to give away at readings and workshops where I travel as Oregon's poet laureate.< Less
Circumference: Poems of Consolation By Kim Stafford
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When a friend sent me a late night plea for consoling poems, I responded by compiling this book for her. Then I realized there might be others who struggle to understand this hard life. For them,... More > friends and strangers, I offer this little book of blessings.< Less
Meditations & Poems for Writers By Kim Stafford
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In this little book, I pass along some musings, thoughts, writing prompts, and other notions I've learned by writing with my students in workshops from Oregon to Georgia, Texas, Alaska, Maine, Italy,... More > Scotland, and Bhutan. The book invites writers to create a daily practice for harvesting deft treasures from daily life that may grow into poems, essays, stories, and songs. I've made this book to share as I travel to serve the people of Oregon as poet laureate through May 2020.< Less
Earth Verse By Kim Stafford
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This is a book of poems and writing invitations designed to deepen our relations with Earth. Forms of earth verse--spells, charms, poems, psalms & songs--have long provided solace, clarity, and... More > ways to make peace with ourselves, each other, and the Earth. Through such poems, trees teach, birds console, effects of light inspire, and rivers guide.< Less

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