The Shadow of Sirius

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The Shadow of Sirius

By W. S. Merwin

Copper Canyon Press, Hardcover, 9781556592843, 117pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008


Merwin is American poetry's eminence gris--winner of every major literary prize this country offers.

About the Author
W.S. Merwin is the author of over fifty books of poetry, prose, and translations. He has earned every major literary prize, most recently the National Book Award for Migration: New and Selected Poems. He lives in Hawaii where he raised endangered palm trees.

Friday, Jul 2, 2010

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

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