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The Methow River Poems
by William Stafford

The Methow River Poems are published on porcelain plaques at six locations along the Cascades Highway 20, in northern Washington state. Here are their names and locations:

1) Time for Serenity, Anyone? --where the Methow River meets the Columbia
2) From the Wild People --between the towns of Methow and Carlton
3) Ask Me --north of the ranger station in Winthrop
4) Is This Feeling About the West Real? --also north of the ranger station in Winthrop
5) Where We Are --near the suspension footbridge, south of Mazama
6) Silver Star --in front of Silver Star mountain
7) A Valley Like This --at the scenic overlook in Washington's pass.

For Further Reading

William Stafford, The Methow River Poems, Confluence Press: Lewiston, Idaho, 1995. (ISBN-1-881090-18-3, paperback). This is the book sold at the Winthrop Forest Service Visitor's Center in Winthrop. It contains the seven poems published along the Methow River.

William Stafford, Even in Quiet Places, Confluence Press: Lewiston, Idaho, 1996. (ISBN-1-881090-16-7, paperback). See pages 89-107 for the poems Stafford submitted for the Methow River project.

Betsy Marsten, "The Valley around us is deep," High Country News, November 28, 1994.

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