W. S. Merwin Visits with Librarians at Poets House
W. S. Merwin, the 17th Poet Laureate of the United States and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award will speak to public librarians at Poets House, as part of Poets and Readers Together, a Poets House program created in collaboration with New York City's public library systems. The program builds on the success of One City, Many Poems, a poetry discussion initiative launched by Poets House and hosted at New York City's public Libraries.
The author of over twenty books of poetry, twenty translations and many other volumes of prose and memoir, W. S. Merwin explores diverse concerns in his writing, including a passionate regard for the natural world. His talk was made possible with generous funding from the Brooklyn Community Foundation.