W.S. Merwin

b. 1927 New York City

full name William Stanley Merwin

grew up in Union City, New Jersey and Scranton, Pennsylvania

father a Presbyterian clergyman

Princeton University BA 1947 - studied with John Berryman

lives on the slopes of Haleakala, on the island of Maui, where he is involved in growing over 600 species of rare and endangered palms

W.S. Merwin at Academy of American Poets

W.S. Merwin at Atlantic Magazine Poetry Pages

W.S. Merwin at Honolulu Advertiser July 25, 2003

W.S. Merwin at Honolulu Star-Bulletin April 21, 2001

W.S. Merwin at Modern American Poetry

W.S. Merwin at Port Townsend's Copper Canyon Press, Seattle Times April 20, 2003

photo credit copyright Gary T. Kubota / Star-Bulletin

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