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23:50  15 march  2019
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Merwin has won most awards available to American poets , including the Bollingen Prize , two Pulitzer Prizes , the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Merwin was once asked what social role a poet plays—if any—in America. He commented: “I think there’ s a kind of desperate hope built into

Merwin had published "On Being Awarded the Pulitzer Prize " in the June 3, 1971 issue of The New York Review Migration: New and Selected Poems won the 2005 National Book Award for poetry .[14] A lifelong friend The Asians Dying . Kubota, Gary T. "Catching Up With Maui' s Most Famous Poet : At Home and at Peace In a Tropical Landscape, W . S . Merwin Enriches the Literature of Nature "

HONOLULU — W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died Friday. He was 91.

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W . S . Merwin - Poet - William Stanley Merwin was born in New York City on September 30, 1927. In 1971, Merwin received the Pulitzer Prize for The Carrier of Ladders. In a letter to the New York Review of Books, he declared his intention to donate the 00 prize to antiwar causes as protest, because

In 1971, Merwin received the Pulitzer Prize for The Carrier of Ladders. In a letter to the New York Review of Books, he declared his intention to donate Over the course of his long career, Merwin has published over twenty books of poetry . His recent collections include Garden Time (Copper Canyon

A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books, from early works inspired by myths and legends to fiery protests against environmental destruction and the conflict in Vietnam to late meditations on age and time.

He wrote rhymes and blank verse, a brief report on the month of January and a book-length story in verse about colonialism and the birth of modern Hawaii. Like his hero, Henry David Thoreau, he was inspired equally by reverence for the planet and anger against injustice.

He died in his sleep at his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui, according to publisher Copper Canyon Press and the Merwin Conservancy, which the poet founded.

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W . S . Merwin is a Pulitzer Prize - winning poet known for works such as The Carrier of Ladders. His poetry explores personal ideals within a distinct Merwin has published more than 30 books of poetry , translation and prose. He' s also garnered two Pulitzer Prizes, for The Carrier of Ladders in

"He is an artist with a very clear spiritual profile, and intellectual and moral consistency, which encompasses both his work and his life," fellow poet Edward Hirsch once said of him.

Merwin received virtually every honor a poet could ask for — more, it turned out, than he desired.

Citing the Vietnam War, he declined a Pulitzer in 1971 for "The Carrier of Ladders," saying that he was "too conscious of being an American to accept public congratulation with good grace, or to welcome it except as an occasion for expressing openly a shame which many Americans feel."

He also rejected membership in the National Institute of Arts and Letters, now the American Academy of Arts and Letters, but changed his mind five years later, in 1977.

Among other awards he accepted: a National Book Award for "Migration" in 2005, a Pulitzer in 2009 for "The Shadow of Sirius," and such lifetime achievement honors as the Tanning Prize, the Bollingen Prize and a gold medal from the arts academy. He was chosen the country's poet laureate in 2010 and served a single one-year term.

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Merwin attended Princeton University on a scholarship, where he was a classmate of Galway Kinnell, and studied poetry with the critic R. P. Blackmur, and his Merwin soon married his first wife, Dorothy Jeanne Ferry, and began writing verse plays and working as a tutor to the children of wealthy families.

Pulitzer Prize - winning poet and anti-war activist W . S . Merwin in the 1960 s . Merwin ’ s sensitive observation of nature and animals was distinctly his own and would come to the fore W . S . Merwin : His name was Lawrence Sampson. He died soon afterwards of heart failure, but he started me paying

The changes in his work were no more dramatic than the changes in his life, which spanned continents and religious faiths. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he was raised in the urban East during the Great Depression, spent years as a young man in France, Mexico, Spain and England and lived his final decades as a Buddhist in a solar-powered house he designed on an old pineapple plantation, surrounded by a rain forest, on the northeast coast of Maui.

"There was something incomplete about the world of streets and sidewalks and cement," he told the Paris Review in 1986. "I remember walking in the streets of New York and New Jersey and telling myself, as a kind of reassurance, that the ground was really under there."

William Stanley Merwin was born in New York City in 1927. He soon moved to Union City, New Jersey, living for years on a street now called "W.S. Merwin Way," then to Scranton, Pennsylvania.

In a long, autobiographical poem, "Testimony," he remembered his father as a weary, disappointed man, subsisting on "pinched salaries" and "traveling sick with some nameless illuminating ill." His mother was orphaned early in life and grieved again when her baby, a boy she meant to name after her father, died "when he had scarcely wakened."

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W . S . Merwin reads his poem "Yesterday." Part of the Poetry Everywhere project airing on public television. Produced by David Grubin Productions and WGBH

In this edition of The Howard County Poetry and Literature Society' s "The Writing Life," W . S . Merwin talks of the environment, his life in Hawaii and the

In a household as grim as an abandoned parking lot, the way out was pointed by words, which seemed to float around Merwin like magic bubbles. He would try to memorize scripture he heard his father recite and fairy tales his mother toll him. By age 13, he was already composing hymns.

He received a scholarship from Princeton University, becoming the first family member to attend college, and began meeting some of the great poets of the present and future. Galway Kinnell was a classmate at Princeton, and John Berryman a teacher.

After graduating, he lived in Spain and tutored the son of Robert Graves. In London, he became close with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and was torn by the collapse of their marriage. Merwin's then-wife, Dido Merwin, would allege that Plath had a crush on him.

In Washington, D.C., when he was 18, Merwin had a memorable encounter with Ezra Pound, whom he visited at a psychiatric hospital. Pound urged Merwin to write 75 lines a day (advice he did not follow), warned him he didn't have enough experience to write great poetry and advised him to learn another language as a way of better mastering English. Merwin would translate more than 20 books by other poets, from languages ranging from Sanskrit to Swedish.

Merwin's promise was obvious. His first collection, "A Mask for Janus," was selected by W.H. Auden for the coveted Yale Series of Younger Poets competition and was published in 1952. Throughout the 1950s, he wrote poems and plays, including a verse production of "Rumpelstiltskin."

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The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the

Facts about W . S . Merwin . W . S . Merwin is 91 years old. William Stanley Merwin is the 17th Poet Laureate of the United States and winner of the Pulitzer prize Since then he’ s won just about every major poetry award, as well as the National Book Award (2005, for Migration: New & Selected Poems).

Times spent in Boston with Robert Lowell convinced him to concentrate on poetry, and by the end of the decade, he was regarded as a highly talented artist immersed in Old English literature, his verse likened by The New York Times to "a broad river flowing through peaceful land."

Peace — the flow of the natural world — was a cause he actively defended. Near the end of World War II, he spent seven months under psychiatric care because he refused to undergo any duties that might lead to violence, which he had feared since the days his father would beat him.

By the early 1960s, he was marching against nuclear weapons and throwing off the rules of grammar as if they were a suit and tie, inspired by his "growing sense that punctuation alluded to an assumed allegiance to the rational protocol of written language."

Meanwhile, Vietnam and urbanization darkened his vision. "I/can hear the blood crawling over the plains," he wrote in "The Child." In "The Crust," the downfall of a tree is a metaphor for the severing of civilization:

and with the tree

went all the lives in it

that slept in it ate in it

met in it believed in it

Merwin examined his own mind in "Plane" and found it "infinitely divided and hopeless/like a stockyard seen from above." His poem "Presidents" was a roll call of dishonor, for "the president of shame," ''the president of lies" and the "president of loyalty," who "recommends blindness to the blind." In "Sunset After Rain," he concluded that "The darkness is cold/because the stars do not believe in each other."

In the 1970s, he settled permanently in Hawaii and studied under the Zen Buddhist master Robert Aitken. Divorced years earlier from Dorothy Jeanne Ferry and from Dido Milroy, he married his third wife, Paula Schwartz, in a Buddhist ceremony in 1983. Paula died in 2017.

Merwin's work became sparer, rooted in the Hawaiian landscape and his personal past — how it's often forgotten, how it's never understood at the moment it's lived, how words themselves were imperfect bridges to lost time.


Italie reported from New York.

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