Film, Video Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Opens the Literary Season

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Title
Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Opens the Literary Season
Summary
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.
Event Date
October 25, 2010
Notes
-  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.
Related Resources
Poetry (Library of Congress) : http://www.loc.gov/poetry/
Listing of Poets Laureate: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate-2001-present.html
Running Time
1 hours, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video
online text

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