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W.S. Merwin, U.S. Poet Laureate: A Resource Guide

External Websites

The following links to external websites provide more information about the life and works of W.S. Merwin.

Biographical information about W.S. Merwin can be found on the following websites.

For the latest news and discussions related to W.S. Merwin, see:

A selected list of news articles, interviews, and conversations, arranged in chronological order, follows below. 


Selected Articles, News, and Interviews

A selection of radio programs featuring W.S. Merwin or in which Merwin and his work are discussed are listed below.

Podcasts and other non-radio audio recordings featuring W.S. Merwin are listed below.

Videos of W.S. Merwin reading and discussing his work can be found through the following sources.

Selected online reviews of W.S. Merwin's poetry and prose appear below.

Poetry Reviews

The Shadow of Sirius (2008)

The Book of Fables (2007)

Selected Poems (2007)

Migration: New and Selected Poems (2005)

Present Company (2005)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation (2004)

The Pupil: Poems (2001)

Purgatorio (2001 translation)

The River Sound (1999)

The Vixen (1996)

Selected Poems (1988)

The Rain in the Trees (1988)

The Lice (1967)

Spanish Ballads (1961)


Prose Reviews

Summer Doorways: A Memoir (2005)

The Ends of the Earth: Essays (2004)

The Mays of Ventadorn (2002)

The Lost Upland (1992)