W. S. Merwin
W. S. Merwin
|Born||September 30, 1927|
New York City
|Died||March 15, 2019 (aged 91)|
|Education||Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA 1944; Princeton University (attended)|
|Genre||Poetry, prose, translation|
|Notable awards||PEN Translation Prize |
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry
Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize
National Book Award
United States Poet Laureate
Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award
|Spouse||Dorothy Jeanne Ferry|
Paula Dunaway (1983–2017)
William Stanley Merwin (September 30, 1927 – March 15, 2019) was an American poet. He was mainly active during the anti-Vietnam War era. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (in both 1971 and 2009), the National Book Award for Poetry (2005) and the Tanning Prize, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academy of American Poets, as well as the Golden Wreath of the Struga Poetry Evenings.
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- W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91