Poet and Translator W. S. Merwin

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W. S. Merwin


Smith College presented a poetry reading by distinguished poet and translator W. S. Merwin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2003 in Wright Hall Auditorium.

For more information, see the press release posted on "Smith College News Releases."

This reading was supported by the Poetry Center and Lecture Committee of Smith College and dedicated to the memory of Sylvia K. Burack '38, an early and generous supporter of the Poetry Center, who died this past February.

Find Publications in the Libraries' Catalog

To find books in the library, search by author for Merwin, W. S. in the Five College Library catalog.

To find published books about Merwin's life and work, search by subject: Merwin, W. S.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Find Biographical Information & More Online

Internet Site Access
Smith College Poetry Center http://www.smith.edu/poetrycenter
The Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org/
Biography in Context
(Note: access is limited to Smith)
Online access to full-text articles
The Borzoi Reader (Knopf) http://www.randomhouse.com/knopf/
Modern American Poetry:
An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to Anthology of Modern American Poetry (Oxford University Press, 2000), Edited by Cary Nelson

 The Folding Cliffs by W. S. Merwin   The Pupil by W. S. Merwin

Search for Periodicals

On the Libraries' website under Research, the English subject page features links to periodical indexes, including MLA International Bibliography, Humanities Abstracts, and Expanded Academic Index. Members of the Smith community may connect to these resources to find articles, essays, book reviews, and selected poems online.

Source Access
Expanded Academic Index (1980+)
Search by keyword, entering the poet's name and poem. PDF image files may reproduce the original source. Includes some book reviews.
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