Joel Whitney interviews the new U.S. Poet Laureate, W. S. Merwin.
The November/December 2010 issue of The American Poetry Review came in the mail today. It features fourteen new poems by W.S. Merwin. Here’s one: Looking Up in the GardenThese trees have no nameswhatever we call them where will the meanings bewhen the words are forgotten will I see againwhere are you will you be sittingin […]
Yesterday, the US Library of Congress named W.S. Merwin as the country’s Poet Laureate. Merwin, who moved to Hawaii in 1976 to study Zen with Robert Aitken, is a longtime Buddhist and a prolific writer. His appointment is timely: As a nature writer and an environmental activist, Merwin has the power to call attention to […]