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

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Title
Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Closes the Literary Season
Summary
U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin--the two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, hailed by the New York Times as the "undisputed master"-- concluded the Library of Congress spring literary season with a reading of his work.
Event Date
May 04, 2011
Notes
-  During a 60-year writing career, W.S. Merwin has been a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, most recently in 2009 for "The Shadow of Sirius" and in 1971 for "The Carrier of Ladders." In 2006, he won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress for "Present Company." His retrospective collection "Migration: New and Selected Poems" won the 2005 National Book Award for poetry.
Related Resources
Poetry (Library of Congress): https://www.loc.gov/poetry/
Running Time
1 hours 4 minutes 27 seconds
Online Format
video

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