US Library of Congress Names W.S. Merwin New US Poet Laureate (via art predator)

Now that W.S. Merwin has been named US poet laureate, I am tempted to focus on his poetry and the poets who influenced him for the literature class I am scheduled to teach this fall.

US Library of Congress Names W.S. Merwin New US Poet Laureate I am so pleased that the new poet laureate of the United States is one of my favorite poets, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award, W.S. Merwin, who follows Kay Ryan as the nation's 17th laureate and will be paid $35,000. He's a brilliant choice and a brilliant poet who will do a great job bringing poetry to the populace. Merwin, 82, attended Princeton University where he studied with poet John Berryman. In 1976, he moved to … Read More

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