Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927--
Biography and History
W. S. (William Stanley) Merwin is one of the most influential American poets of the latter 20th century. Graduating from Princeton University in 1948, Merwin made a name for himself as an anti-war poet during the 1960's. Later, he evolved toward mythological themes and developed a unique prosody characterized by indirect narration and the absence of punctuation. His works include A Masque for Janus (1952), The Carrier of Ladders (1970), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1971, and Migration: New & Selected Poems (2005).
Source: From the finding aid for C1206
Call Number: C1206
Consists of selected correspondence, manuscripts, and galler proofs of W. S. Merwin, one of the most influential American poets of the latter 20th century.