Staffords highlight Hood River County Reads

Join Hood River County Reads, an annual community reading adventure. This year, Hood River County is celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday or Oregon's quintessential poet William Stafford. You can pick up free copies of “Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems” at the libraries in Hood River, Parkdale and Cascade Locks.

Stafford’s son Kim Stafford will be giving a public reading at Hood River Library on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. This project is sponsored by the Friends of the Hood River County Library.

William Stafford was the Library of Congress’s Poet Laureate from 1970-71 and Oregon’s Poet Laureate from 1975-1990. He published more than 3,000 poems but wrote more than 22,000.

On Thursday, March 20, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. the Library Book Club will discuss Stafford’s “100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do,” at the Hood River location.

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