W.S. Merwin

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W.S. Merwin and the nameless

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 […]

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Buddhist named U.S. Poet Laureate

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 […]

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