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Label: Caedmon Records - TC 1295 • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Non-Music • Style: Spoken Word, Poetry
The Room - W. S. Merwin - W.S. Merwin Reading His Poetry (Vinyl, LP)

W.S. Merwin reading his poems with comment in the Coolidge Auditorium, Nov. 17, Summary Mr. Merwin comments on poetry, language, and his own work and then reads twenty-nine of his poems. Contributor Names Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), Meredith, William, Rector, Liam,

The Essential W.S. Merwin traces a poetic legacy that has changed the landscape of American letters: seven decades of audacity, rigor, and candor distilled into one definite volume curated to represent the very best works from a vast oeuvre, from his debut, A Mask for Janus, to ’s Garden Time/5(73).

To request a transcript or a captioned version of this audio or video material as a disability-related accommodation, please contact [email protected] or W.S. Merwin reads widely from his work. He also reads dreams transcribed and translated by anthropologist Robert M. Laughlin. Used with permission of the Wylie Agency LLC.

 · Note: in order to keep the series going through what I hope is only a dry spell, I've resorted to republishing the following piece, which was the Sunday Night Journal for November 7, I had intended to re-work it for this post, but found that there's really nothing much I want to change. The original post was titled W.S. Merwin: Notes To A Lost Text.

At Copper Canyon Press, we are deep in planning for The Essential W.S. Merwin, a forthcoming collection of the great poet’s best work, while simultaneously celebrating Merwin’s brand new book Garden Time, just out this week. The author turns 89 years old this month and is still writing poetry: Is it I who have come to this age.


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3 Replies to “The Room - W. S. Merwin - W.S. Merwin Reading His Poetry (Vinyl, LP)”

  1. W. S. Merwin. – Photo by Michael Stuparyk/Toronto Star via Getty Images. William Stanley (W.S.) Merwin was born in New York City in and raised in New Jersey and Scranton, Pennsylvania, the son of a Presbyterian minister. His numerous collections of poetry, his translations, and his books of prose have won praise over seven decades.

  2. About WS Merwin. In , WS Merwin won the Pulizer Prize for poetry for the second time, with The Shadow of Sirius. In an interview soon afterward, Merwin recalls his earliest observations about poetry: “The idea of writing to me was from the beginning something which was a little different from the ordinary exchange of ted Reading Time: 7 mins.

  3.  · American poet W.S. Merwin served as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry from at the Library of Congress. This guide provides access to selected print and online resources related to Merwin’s life and work.

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