Frank Stanford

Footsteps Of The Poet

  • May 7, 2020
Footsteps Of The Poet

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Nearly Fifty years ago I was “gifted” an opportunity to travel the length and breadth of the United States – literally from Portland Oregon to Portland Maine, and places in-between, in the company of two artists, then largely unknown outside their individual creative spheres; Irving Broughton, then a professor of Creative Writing at the University of Washington and publisher of a small literary quarterly and Frank Stanford, a poet from Arkansas whose early work had recently been published by Irving’s Mill Mountain Press. This is one story of that journey. Read more...

Portland To Portland

  • July 29, 2014
Portland To Portland

ALONG THE ROAD OF LIFE

I recently received an email response from niece Erin Osgood regarding an earlier message I had sent her announcing my upcoming visit to The Strait. In it she expressed her regrets that she and her family planned to be out of town taking their annual vacation to Maine on the same weekend I would be arriving in The Strait.

Maine. The last time I was “out East” in Maine was nearly five decades ago, in the Summer of 1972.
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