Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

W.S. Merwin takes the Library of Congress stage tonight

It's only hours before W. S. Merwin, the acclaimed poet and the latest U.S. Poet Laureate, gives his inaugural reading at the Library of Congress.


W.S. Merwin. (Courtesy: Matt Valentine)

Merwin will read at 7 p.m. in the Library's Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building, ushering in the library's 2010-2011 literary season.

Merwin is the country's 17th Poet Laureate. He has won two Pulitzer Prizes: in 2009 for "The Shadow of Sirius" and in 1971 for "The Carrier of Ladders." He also won the 2005 National Book Award for poetry for his collection "Migration: New and Selected Poems."

The reading is free and open to the public.

By Jacqueline Trescott  | October 25, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott  | Tags:  library of congress, poet laureate, pulitzer prize, w.s. merwin  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Gopnik's Daily Pic: Luis Jacob's "Albums"
Next: 2010 Ken Cen Watch: Winfrey

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company