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Poems from Asia

W. S. Merwin


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Poetry. Asian Studies. This collection furthers Copper Canyon's project of reintroducing Pulitzer Prize winner W.S. Merwin's out-of-print works, drawing together poems from his classic collections Asian Figures, Sun at Midnight, and his two volumes of Selected Translations. Gathered here are translations and versions of poems and aphorisms from Asian languages as varied as Urdu, Chinese, Sanskrit, Japanese, Persian, and Vietnamese. The book contains poems from some of the world's greatest writers, including Rumi, Tu Fu, Li Po, and Muso Soseki.

Copper Canyon Press, 9781556590917, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1998

About the Author

W.S. Merwin is one of America's leading poets. His prizes include the 2005 National Book Award for his collected poems, Migration, the Pulitzer Prize, the Stevens Award, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Lannan Foundation. He is the author of dozens of books of poetry and translations. He lives in Hawaii, where he cultivates endangered palm trees.