January 22, 2020
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By Hillel Italie, Jennifer Kelleher, Associated Press
In the late 1970s, the renowned poet W.S. Merwin bought three acres of an old pineapple plantation in Hawaii -- a “paradise lost,” where little would grow due to deforestation and chemicals leftover in the soil. Little by little, he…
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W. S. Merwin reads his poem "Rain Light" from his home in Hawaii.
By Jeffrey Brown
U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin reads "The Nomad Flute."…
By Tom LeGro
Jeffrey Brown has a conversation with W.S. Merwin, who was appointed as the 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry by The Library of Congress.
W.S. Merwin is the Library of Congress' 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. He has had a prolific writing career, crafting more than 50 books of verse, translations, memoirs and more.
The Library of Congress has named prominent American poet W.S. Merwin as the country's new poet laureate. Jeffrey Brown spoke with Merwin about his life and work in 2008.
The Library of Congress has appointed W.S. Merwin as the 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2010-2011. Merwin will assume the post in the fall, succeeding Kay Ryan.
Poet W.S. Merwin reads some of his poems.
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