The Shadow of Sirius
By W. S. Merwin
(Copper Canyon Press, Hardcover, 9781556592843, 117pp.)
Publication Date: September 2008
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Merwin is American poetry's eminence gris--winner of every major literary prize this country offers.
On Thursday, W.S. Merwin was named the 17th poet laureate of the United States. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, known for his anti-war poetry and environmental activism, joined Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 2008 for a discussion about memory, mortality and his writing process. More at NPR.org
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