The Answers Are Inside the Mountains: Meditations on the Writing Life by William Stafford My rating: 5 of 5 stars A Memorial In Nagasaki they built a little room dark and soundproof where you can go in all alone and close the door and cry. William Stafford, Poet Laureate of Oregon from 1975 until 1990, crafted over 20,000 poems during his time on Earth- a staggering output. A pacifist—soft-spoken, yet fierce—Stafford was a teacher, a mentor, a wide-eyed, gracious observer and recorder of life. His poems are clean, without guile or pretense and most often set in the natural world. He eschewed the rules of writing, rising above convention to state simply that showing up to the page was enough. That writing made one…