WS Merwin

WS Merwin (1927 – 2019) was a prolific poet, writer and translator. He was US poet laureate from 2010 – 2011, won two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award. His first collection was A Mask for Janus (Yale University Press, 1952) and his last was Garden Time (Copper Canyon Press, 2016). In later years, he was known for his work as a conservationist on the remote plantation in Hawaii where he lived alone, refusing to answer the telephone.

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