Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our new U.S. Poet Laureate

Last Thursday, W.S. Merwin was named the most recent U.S. Poet Laureate. In addition to writing poetry himself, Merwin has done an extensive amount of translation. The American Academy of Poets website has a really nice webpage on Merwin, which you can access by clicking here. It includes a biography, links to some of his poems, some audio clips of Merwin reading his poetry, and a video of an interview that includes a section where Merwin reads his poem "Late Spring."

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