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Wick Poetry Center News

Discussion on Merwin's Poetry at Kent Free Library

Posted Sep. 21, 2011
The Wick Poetry Center will host a series of discussions on the works of poets featured in its 2011-12 Reading Series. The first discussion, which takes place October 9 at 2:00 in the Kent Free Library, will focus on the poetry of W. S. Merwin, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. No previous knowledge of Merwin’s poetry is required. David Hassler, director of the Wick Poetry Center, will lead the discussion, titled “Poetically Speaking: A Conversation with the Wick Poetry Center.” The event is free and open to the public. Poems to be discussed are available here for download. Registration is required by calling the Kent Free Library at (330) 672-4414 or emailing kflinfo@kentfreelibrary.org.

W. S. Merwin, U.S. Poet Laureate, is the author of dozens of books of poetry, prose, and translations, including his most recent book of poems, Shadow of Sirius, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2009. One of the most widely read contemporary American poets, Merwin writes with grace and power about time, memory, and the natural world.