The past if not present Poet Laureate of the state of Oregon, a renowned teacher of writing and poetry, and author of over a dozen works of his own poetry and prose, as well as serving as literary executor for his late father William Stafford’s work, Kim Stafford makes this welcome Elliott Bay return to read from his new book of poems, Wild Honey, Tough Salt (Red Hen Press).
“Wild Honey, Tough Salt demonstrates Kim Stafford’s remarkable talent for coming to the heart. These poems rise beautifully and naturally from their settings, whether a morning in a forest, or inside an ancient myth, or high on a ridge above Big Basin. Wild Honey, Tough Salt contains poems of quest, reconciliation, and joy, offering the reader enlightening variations on the essence of heart and self in communion.” --Pattiann Rogers.
“Kim Stafford is the most humane poet going, devotedly writing every day, sharing encouragement and generous care everywhere. His eloquent lines, so deeply attentive to each moment, shimmer with breathtaking leaps and humble wisdom. They will help you live. Especially now.” --Naomi Shihab Nye.