This year marks the centenary of the birth of William Stafford (1914-1993), arguably Oregon’s most famous poet. As part of a statewide celebration, the Guin Library staff offer some of our favorite Stafford poems in this exhibit. Stafford's deceptively straightforward language masks a complex point of view. As one writer put it, he "sneaks up on the truth." Readers love Stafford's poetry for its humility and humor, for its receptiveness to the landscape, for its silences and open spaces. For more, check out this list of resources. The Guin Library on OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center's campus in Newport is open Monday through Friday 8-5.