Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Opens the Literary Season
W.S. Merwin, the newly-announced 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, an undisputed master who has won nearly every major literary award, opens the Library's 2010-2011 literary season with a reading of his poetry. Speaker Biography: In a career spanning five decades, W.S. Merwin, poet, translator, and environmental activist, has become one of the most widely read - and imitated - poets in America.In July 2010, William Merwin was appointed United States Poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress. He lives, writes, and gardens in Hawaii, on the island of Maui.
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