Meet the Poets: W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin 1971, 2009 Pulitzer Prize Poetry 2010 United States Poet Laureate “Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to stop. You’ve got to stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and what you’re expecting and just be there… Continue reading Meet the Poets: W.S. Merwin

Meet the Poets: W.S. Merwin – 1971 and 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

“Any work of art makes one very simple demand on anyone who genuinely wants to get in touch with it. And that is to stop. You’ve got to stop what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and what you’re expecting and just be there for the poem for however long it take.” — W.S. Merwin. William… Continue reading Meet the Poets: W.S. Merwin – 1971 and 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Meet the Poets: Mona Van Duyn – Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1991 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1992

Mona Jane Van Duyn (May 9, 1921 – December 2, 2004) was an American poet. She won every major American award for poetry and was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1992. In 1921, Mona Van Duyn was born in Waterloo, Iowa, and raised in the small town of… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Mona Van Duyn – Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1991 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1992