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W.S. Merwin: Past American Voice

Poetry

Interviewed by: H.L. Hix

Catalog Number: 20190419

We look back on the life of the prolific poet W.S. Merwin, who died in March 2019. In this 2000 interview with fellow poet H.L. Hix, the former U.S. Poet Laureate, who was often inspired by nature and concerned with ecology and preservation, reads from The Folding Cliffs, which refers to his long-time home in Hawaii. Programs with W.S. Merwin from 1979 and 1993 are also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Ecology, Nature, Hawaii | Interview Year: 2000 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: U.S. Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award |

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Kansas City Public Library Announces Kids and Teens eReading Rooms

The KCPL has digitized the concept of physical reading rooms by creating individual, specialized eReading Rooms of ebooks and audiobooks for children and teenagers.

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