University of Texas at Austin

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Poet W.S. Merwin to read on campus

Legendary poet W.S. Merwin will read as part of the Michener Center for Writers’ literary series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at the Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302, on the corner of 24th and Speedway on campus.

In a career spanning five decades, William S. Merwin has published more than fifty books of poetry, translations and prose. Beginning with the Yale Younger Poets award in 1952 for his first collection “A Mask for Janus,” his work has received the highest accolades the literary world can bestow:  The Pulitzer Prize (in 1970 for “The Carrier of Ladders”), the Tanning Prize, the Bollingen Prize, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Award, and the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award, among others.  His recent collected poems “Migration” has received the 2005 National Book Award.

Seating at the auditorium is limited to 200 and parking is available at the San Jacinto garage, two blocks east of the auditorium.

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