At Home with W.S. Merwin
Video Courtesy of poetsacademy
W.S. Merwin, Poet Laureate of the United States, has authored over twenty books of poetry and numerous translations. Preferring a quieter life, Merwin settled on Maui in the '70s and has spent the years since restoring the rainforest on his property devastated by years of agricultural use. His gardening, and the connection to the earth it creates, inspire much of Merwin’s poetry.
In 2010 a trust, The Merwin Conservancy, was set up to preserve the gardens three decades in the making and explore possibilities for public access.
Subscribe to Yes! and read the interview with W. S. Merwin on doing the impossible.
Thanks, by W.S Merwin. Poem from the collection
The Rain in the Trees
- A Poet Rewrites the War on Drugs
After the death of his son, poet Javier Sicilia gave voice to the anguish of the Mexican people—and started a powerful movement of moral indignation against the senseless slaughter of the war on drugs.
- A Quieter Life Now
In an exchange of letters with a dear friend, Wendell Berry explains why his writing is only a small part of the movement against greed and waste.
That means, we rely on support from our readers.
Independent. Nonprofit. Subscriber-supported.