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W.S. Merwin

Folger Poetry 2010


W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin read in the Folger Poetry series on Monday, May 3, 2010. The reading begain with a conversation with poet Stanley Plumly, followed by Merwin reading from his work.


In conversation

Q & A: On Form

Reading from his poetry

Blueberries After Dark

The Nomad Flute

Without Knowing

Illuminating and nuanced, W.S. Merwin’s poetry explores the diaphanous layers between heaven and earth. His books of poetry include The Carrier of Ladders, awarded the 1970 Pulitzer Prize; Migration: Selected Poems, which won the 2005 National Book Award; and The Shadow of Sirius, which was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. His most recent collection is Present Company. Merwin is also the recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and the 2004 Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award. On June 1, 2010, he was named the17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry of the United States.

Washington Post
Merwin Named US Poet Laureate

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