FORA.tv Speaker - W. S. Merwin

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Biography

Since the publication of his first book of poems in 1954, W.S. Merwin has been one of America's most prolific and celebrated poets and translators. His volumes have earned him numerous honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1970 for The Carrier of Ladders and in 2009 for The Shadow of Sirius. Most recently, Merwin was named United States Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. In addition to his work as a poet, Merwin has been a translator of Latin, French, Spanish and Italian literature, among others. A Zen Buddhist who has spent the past decades living in Hawaii, Merwin is a dedicated environmentalist. Along with his wife Paula, Merwin maintains a 19 acre property where he grows over 800 species of palm, a sustainable forest now known as the Merwin Conservancy.

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W. S. Merwin in Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

10.22.10 | 01:46:35 min | 0 comments