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 for Small Press Distribution in 1999. "Waves in August" first appeared in the 1999 Knopf publication The River Sound but can also be found in MIGRATION: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS from Copper Canyon Press.
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.Author City: HAIKU, HI USA