1. W.S. Merwin, Reading, 18 April 2012

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    W. S. Merwin, poet, translator, and environmental activist, has become one of the most widely read poets in America, with a career spanning five decades. The son of a Presbyterian minister, for whom he began writing hymns at the age of five, Merwin went to Europe as a young man and developed a love of languages that led to work as a literary translator. He currently holds the position of U.S. Poet Laureate. In this episode, W.S. Merwin was introduced by Michael Silverblatt, then read from his work.

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    • W.S. Merwin, Conversation, 18 April 2012

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      W. S. Merwin, poet, translator, and environmental activist, has become one of the most widely read poets in America, with a career spanning five decades. The son of a Presbyterian minister, for whom he began writing hymns at the age of five, Merwin went to Europe as a young man and developed a love of languages that led to work as a literary translator. He currently holds the position of U.S. Poet Laureate. In this episode, W.S. Merwin read from his work, then joined in conversation with Michael Silverblatt.

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