TITLE: Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Opens the Literary Season
SPEAKER: W.S. Merwin
EVENT DATE: 2010/10/25
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
W.S. Merwin, the newly-announced 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, an undisputed master who has won nearly every major literary award, opens the Library's 2010-2011 literary season with a reading of his poetry.
Speaker Biography: In a career spanning five decades, W.S. Merwin, poet, translator, and environmental activist, has become one of the most widely read - and imitated - poets in America.In July 2010, William Merwin was appointed United States Poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress. He lives, writes, and gardens in Hawaii, on the island of Maui.