The Essential W.S. Merwin

The Essential W.S. Merwin

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"A deeply considered selection from W.S. Merwin's vast oeuvre that represents the poems--and a few select pieces of prose--that readers will cherish today, tomorrow, and into the next century. This incisive, slender collection draws only the best of the best from the work Merwin published over his sixty-year writing career. A teeming, resonate, exuberant testament of a rare, revolutionary, and deeply rewarding poet. And what better way to honor those thousands of poems that are not in The Essential by highlighting an aphoristic poem that is: Separation Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. Since launching his career by winning the Yale Younger Poets Award 1952, W.S. Merwin has written and translated sixty books of poetry and prose and won every major literary prize this country has to offer."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2017]
ISBN: 9781556595134
Characteristics: xviii, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color portraits ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Wiegers, Michael - Editor


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