Film, Video W.S. Merwin, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry Recipient, Reads From His Works. W.S. Merwin Reads From His Works

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Title

  • W.S. Merwin, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry Recipient, Reads From His Works.

Other Title

  • W.S. Merwin Reads From His Works

Summary

  • Celebrated poet W.S. Merwin received the 2006 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry and read selections of his work in a program sponsored by the Library's Poetry and Literature Center. The prize, the ninth to be given, was awarded to Merwin for his book "Present Company," published in 2005 by Copper Canyon. The 2006 Bobbitt Prize is awarded for the most distinguished book of poetry published during 2004 and 2005. The biennial $10,000 prize recognizes a book of poetry written by an American and published during the preceding two years, or the lifetime achievement of an American poet. The prize is donated by the family of the late Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt of Austin, Texas, in her memory, and awarded at the Library of Congress. Bobbitt was President Lyndon B. Johnson's sister. While a graduate student in Washington, D.C., during the 1930s, Rebekah Johnson met college student O.P. Bobbitt when they both worked in the cataloging department of the Library of Congress. They married and returned to Texas.

Names

  • Library of Congress.
  • Library of Congress. Literary Initiatives Office, sponsoring body.

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2007-10-31.

Headings

  • -  Literature
  • -  Poetry

Notes

  • -  Classification: Fine Arts.
  • -  Classification: Language and Literature.
  • -  W.S. Merwin.
  • -  Recorded on 2007-10-31.
  • -  Kids, Families.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021687897

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  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Literary Initiatives Office. W.S. Merwin, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry Recipient, Reads From His Works. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-31, 2007. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687897/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Literary Initiatives Office, S. B. (2007) W.S. Merwin, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry Recipient, Reads From His Works. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-31. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687897/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Literary Initiatives Office. W.S. Merwin, Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry Recipient, Reads From His Works. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-31, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687897/>.