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Selected Poems

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Description for Selected Poems Paperback. WS Merwin is an influential American poet. This book contains a selection of his poems which cover over five decades of his poetry, from "The Dancing Bears" (1954) to "Present Company" (2005). It draws its contents from his American retrospective, "Migration". Num Pages: 176 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 233 x 156 x 13. Weight in Grams: 364.
W.S. Merwin was arguably the most influential American poet of the last half-century – an artist who transfigured and reinvigorated the vision of poetry for our time. While he was long viewed in the States as an essential voice in modern American literature, his poetry was unavailable in Britain for over 35 years until Bloodaxe published this edition of his Selected Poems in 2007. This new selection covers over five decades of his poetry, from The Dancing Bears (1954) to Present Company (2005). Most of the book is drawn from his major American retrospective, Migration, winner of the 2005 National ... Read more

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About W. S. Merwin
W.S. Merwin (1927-2019) was Poet Laureate of the United States in 2010-11. He received most of the principal prizes in American poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the Bollingen Prize and the Tanning Prize and a Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award. Bloodaxe published his Selected Poems in 2007, prior to which his poetry had been unavailable in Britain for over 35 ... Read more

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The work of more than five decades, gathered from 15 volumes, is here compressed into a selection that is more luminous than voluminous. Bulk is not Merwin's style. A fastidious, elegant writer, he is a calligrapher of consciousness, a fine penman aware that he is writing not on parchment but in water… Merwin is the unmistakable heir of the Emerson ... Read more

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