Kim Stafford read the poem, “Serving with Gideon,” by his father, William Stafford, during a presentation at the Hutchinson Art Center on April 2, 2014.
Stafford believed in the power of one person to make a difference. This poem illustrates how that can happen in small, but significant ways.
Kim spoke about his father being an outsider, observing. You can hear that in this poem in a couple of lines, including, “I was almost one of the boys.”