W S Merwin Biography and Poems
W S Merwin Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on W S Merwin, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Merwin, as well as, a video biography...if available.
William Stanley Merwin (born September 30, 1927) is an American poet, credited with over fifty books of poetry, translation and prose. During the 1960s anti-war movement, Merwin's unique craft was thematically characterized by indirect, unpunctuated narration. In the 1980s and 1990s, Merwin's writing influence derived from his interest in Buddhist philosophy and deep ecology. Residing in Hawaii, he writes prolifically and is dedicated to the restoration of the islands' rainforests .
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