W.S. MERWIN’s Migration: New and Selected Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), a collection of new and selected poems from between 1951 and 2001, has been shortlisted for the 2005 National Book Award for Poetry. Merwin, whose book of poems, The Carrier of Ladders (1970), was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1971, also has two new books out in September 2005: a collection of new poems, Present Company (Copper Canyon Press, 2005), and a delightful memoir, Summer Doorways (Shoemaker & Hoard, 2005).
MERWIN W.S. [1927-] Poet. Born William Stanley Merwin in New York, New York, U.S. POETRY Present Company (2005); Migration: New and Selected Poems (2005); The Pupil (2001); The River Sound (1999); The Folding Cliffs: A Narrative of 19th-Century Hawaii (1998); Flower and Hand: Poems 1977-1983 (1997); The Vixen (1996); Travels (1993: winner of the 1994 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize); The Rain in the Trees (1988); Selected Poems (1988); Opening the Hand (1983); Finding the Islands (1982); The Compass Flower (1977); Writings to an Unfinished Accompaniment (1973); The Carrier of Ladders (1970: winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry); The Lice (1967); The Moving Target (1963); The Drunk in the Furnace (1960); Green with Beasts (1956); The Dancing Bears (1954); A Mask for Janus (1952) ESSAYS The Ends of the Earth (2004) MEMOIR Summer Doorways (2005); Unframed Originals: Recollections (1982) PROSE The Mays of Ventadorn (2002); The Lost Upland: Stories of Southwest France (1992); Regions of Memory: Uncollected Prose, 1949-82 (1987); Houses and Travellers (1977); The Miner’s Pale Children (1970) TRANSLATIONS Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation (2002); Dante’s Purgatorio (2000); East Window: The Asian Translations (1998); Sun at Midnight (Poems by Muso Soseki) (with Soiku Shigematsu) (1989); Vertical Poetry (Poems by Roberto Juarroz (1988); From the Spanish Morning (1985); Four French Plays (1985); Selected Translations 1968-1978 (1979); Euripedes’ Iphigeneia at Aulis (with George E. Dimock, Jr.) (1978); Osip Madelstam, Selected Poems (with Clarence Brown) (1974); Asian Figures (1973); Transparence of the World (Poems by Jean Follain) (1969); Voices (Poems by Antonio Porchia) (1969); Products of the Perfected Civilization (Selected Writings of Chamfort) (1969); Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Poems by Pablo Neruda) (1969); Selected Translations 1948-1968 (1968); The Song of Roland (1963); Lazarillo de Tormes (1962); Spanish Ballads (1961); The Satires of Persius (1960); The Poem of the Cid (1959) ANTHOLOGY Lament for the Makers: A Memorial Anthology (1996)