Remembering W.S. Merwin

The world lost a renowned poet the other day, on March 15th. W.S. Merwin died at the age of 91.

In 1971 and again in 2009, Merwin won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. He won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2005, and the Tanning Prize, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academy of American Poets, and the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings. He was also named the 17th United States Poet Laureate by the Library of congress in 2010.

Click here for a remembrance of his life by Poetry Foundation, and to read some of his poetry.


Click here for the latest Brain Pickings by Maria Popova for the article titled: “Astrophysicist and Author Janna Levin Reads “Berryman” by W.S. Merwin: Some of the Finest and Most Soul-Salving Advice on How to Stay Sane as an Artist”


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