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W. S. Merwin

W. S. MerwinAKA William Stanley Merwin

Born: 30-Sep-1927
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Carrier of Ladders

Father: (Presbyterian minister)
Wife: Dorothy Jeanne Ferry
Wife: Dido Milroy (div.)
Girlfriend: Moira Hodgson (dated 1960s)
Girlfriend: Dana Naone
Wife: Paula Schwartz (m. 1983)

    University: BA, Princeton University (1947)

    US Poet Laureate (2010-)
    The Nation Poetry Editor (1962)
    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1971 for The Carrier of Ladders
    Bollingen Prize in Poetry 1977

Author of books:
A Mask for Janus (1952, poetry)
Green with Beasts (1956, poetry)
The Drunk in the Furnace (1960, poetry)
The Moving Target (1963, poetry)
The Lice (1967, poetry)
The Carrier of Ladders (1970, poetry)
The Compass Flower (1977, poetry)
Finding the Islands (1982, poetry)
The Rain in the Trees (1988, poetry)
Travels (1993, poetry)
The Vixen (1996, poetry)
Flower & Hand (1997, poetry)
Folding Cliffs: A Narrative (1998, novel, in verse)
The River Sound (1999, poetry)
The Pupil (2001, poetry)
Migration: New & Selected Poems (2005, poetry)
Summer Doorways (2006, memoir)


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