Kim Stafford is the founding director of the Northwest Writing Institute at Lewis & Clark College, where he has taught writing since 1979. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft and A Thousand Friends of Rain: New & Selected Poems. His most recent books are 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared, Wind on the Waves: Stories from the Oregon Coast, and Wild Honey, Tough Salt. In 2016 the 30th-anniversary edition of his collections of essays, Having Everything Right, came out from Pharos Editions. He has taught writing in dozens of schools and community centers, and in Scotland, Italy, and Bhutan. In 2018, Gov. Kate Brown named him Poet Laureate of Oregon for a two-year term.
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