I first ran into Kim Stafford in Elko, Nevada after his riveting keynote address at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in 1989. He grew up in Oregon, Iowa, Indiana, California, and Alaska, following his parents as they taught and traveled through the West. He has taught at Lewis & Clark College since 1979, where he directs the Northwest Writing Institute, and teaches writing. He also serves as the Literary Executor for the William Stafford Archive, helping readers and publishers to increase public access to William Stafford's writing. He has worked as an oral historian, letterpress printer, editor, photographer, teacher, and visiting writer at a host of small towns in the Pacific Northwest, and at colleges in New York, California, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
Among his many publications are “The Muses Among Us” (University of Georgia Press 2003) and “Early Morning, Remembering My Father” (Graywolf Press 2002). Forthcoming from Limberlost Press (April 30, 2011) is “Blue Brick from the Midwest”. www.limberlostpress.com/home