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‘the externalization of our infinite inner world’: Reviewing W.S. Merwin’s Selected Translations October 24, 2012: The Rumpus reviews Merwin's latest, Selected Translations. Joe Winkler has these sage thoughts on the nature of poetry translations: In a way that Merwin doesn’t elucidate, an understanding of the nature of language provides the best justification for the continuous effort to translate poetry. In a sense, translation most aptly [...] by

Help This W.S. Merwin Documentary Get Made May 2, 2012: Poet and environmental activist W.S. Merwin is the subject of this documentary, whose Kickstarter campaign is under way. From their Kickstarter page: Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin has won almost every major poetry prize that exists, including two Pulitzers. His legacy is based not only upon his writings, however, but also the singular [...] by

Poems for transforming sorrow January 14, 2011: The University of Arizona Poetry Center has posted three poems that represent why "people turn to poetry in times of crisis." Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin, whose poem To the New Year University of Arizona President Robert Shelton read at a memorial for the victims of the January 8th shooting in Tucson,  believes that poetry fills that void "because [...] by