The Shadow of Sirius

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 and translator of more than fifty books. He is a two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and winner of a National Book Award, a Tanning Prize, a PEN Translation Prize, a Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, and other honors. His most recent books are The Moon before Morning, The Shadow of Sirius, The Book of Fables, and Present Company.

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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