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Merwin’s Passion for Poetry and the Natural World

W.S. Merwin is one of the nation's greatest living poets and is the author of more than 50 books. For more than 30 years, he has lived with his wife in a house he built at the edge of a dormant volcano on the island of Maui. There he cultivates his other life long passion: gardening. 03:02

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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