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Author: W S Merwin

W.S. Merwin served as Poet Laureate of the United States and has received every major literary accolade, including two Pulitzer prizes, most recently for THE SHADOW OF SIRIUS (Copper Canyon, 2009), and the National Book Award for MIGRATION: NEW AND SELECTED POEM (Copper Canyon, 2007). He lives in Hawaii.

The Book of Fables
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The Book of Fables

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. W.S. Merwin's acclaimed short prose--many of which first appeared in The New Yorker--blur the distinction between fiction, poetry, essay, and memoir. Reminiscent of Kafka, Borges, and Beckett, they evoke mythical patterns and unlikely advent...

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The Essential W.S. Merwin
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The Essential W.S. Merwin

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Poetry. THE ESSENTIAL W.S. MERWIN traces a poetic legacy that has changed the landscape of American letters: seven decades of audacity, rigor, and candor distilled into one definite volume curated to represent the very best works from a vast oeuvre,...

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The First Four Books of Poems
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The First Four Books of Poems

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Poetry. In these poems, readers can witness the maturation of a commanding poetic voice, one which has profoundly marked American literature in the latter half of the twentieth century. When THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS OF POEMS was originally published in ...

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Flower & Hand: Poems 1977-1983
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Flower & Hand: Poems 1977-1983

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Poetry. Following THE SECOND FOUR BOOKS, this collection returns to print a large body of work by one of the premier poets of this century. W.S. Merwin was the first recipient of the Tanning Prize. "The terms of the Tanning Prize stipulate that it b...

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The Lice
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The Lice

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Poetry. This Fiftieth Anniversary edition celebrates one of the most ground- breaking books in American poetry. When first published in 1967, W.S. Merwin's THE LICE was ground- breaking. Its visionary urgency directly engaged the nexus of aesthetics...

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The Moon Before Morning
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The Moon Before Morning

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. THE MOON BEFORE MORNING is a love letter composed in a stunning rush of memory. An elaboration and response to his Pulitzer Prize-winning THE SHADOW OF SIRIUS (Copper Canyon Press, 2009), this collection examines everything from minute flowe...

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Present Company
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Present Company

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Poetry. In this new masterwork from one of America's foremost poets, W.S. Merwin guides his readers to universal themes through worldly specifics. "The intentions of Merwin's poetry are as broad as the biosphere yet as intimate as a whisper. He conv...

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The Second Four Books of Poems
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The Second Four Books of Poems

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Poetry. Including in one volume all of the poems from four books--The Moving Target, The Lice, The Carrier of Ladders, and Writings to an Unfinished Accompaniment--which many consider to be the strongest works of Merwin's career. "I would be shamele...

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Selected Translations
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Selected Translations

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. Translation. SELECTED TRANSLATIONS is the lifework from one of America's greatest poets and translators. Dedicated to the art of translation since his undergraduate years at Princeton, Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin achieved an unmatched oeuvre o...

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The Shadow of Sirius
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The Shadow of Sirius

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. The nuanced mysteries of light, darkness, presence, and memory are central themes in W.S. Merwin's new book of poems. "I have only what I remember," Merwin admits, and his memories are focused and profound-the distinct qualities of autumn li...

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Spanish Ballads
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Spanish Ballads

Copper Canyon Press

Poetry. Translation. When W.S. Merwin was a young poet, Ezra Pound advised him to "read the seeds of poetry, not the twigs." As the ballads of Spain are among those essential seeds, Merwin set out to select and translate a collection of them into En...

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W.S. Merwin Broadside:
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W.S. Merwin Broadside: "Waves in August"

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Poetry. Limited edition broadside of W.S. Merwin's poem "Waves in August." Merwin, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, has helped shape contemporary American poetry for over five decades. Printed in an edition of 200 copies for a benefit reading...

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