Featured Webcast: Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Closes the Literary Season
TITLE: Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin Closes the Literary Season
SPEAKER: W.S. Merwin
EVENT DATE: 2011/05/04
RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin--the two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, hailed by the New York Times as the "undisputed master"-- concluded the Library of Congress spring literary season with a reading of his work.
Speaker Biography: During a 60-year writing career, W.S. Merwin has been a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, most recently in 2009 for "The Shadow of Sirius" and in 1971 for "The Carrier of Ladders." In 2006, he won the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress for "Present Company." His retrospective collection "Migration: New and Selected Poems" won the 2005 National Book Award for poetry.
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