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When William Stafford's poems took the literati by surprise in the early sixties, they did so for a variety of reasons. In an op-pop culture, with relativism more than rampant, Stafford dared to suggest moral judgments. People were good—or bad—because of their actions, and his "Bess," Ella, and Sublette met that judgment head-on. So did his craft…. Stafford had written poems for a long time; his craft was no accident. The use of homey language and idiom, the running sentence rhythms and casual throw-away lines, the recurrence of Midwestern locations and characters were all an integral part of the plain-William (Edgar) Stafford 1914–William (Edgar) Stafford 1914– Photograph by Barbara Stafford-Wilson; courtesy of William Staffordstyle. Unquestionably like Walt Whitman's, especially in some early poems, the voice has in recent writing changed...

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