W. S. Merwin Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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W. S. Merwin (William Stanley Merwin)

Last Updated: 14 Sep, 2023 | Views: 205

Age: 91

Profession: Poet

Famous For: Pen Translation Prize 1969

Higher Education: Graduated

W. S. Merwin Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
30 Sep, 1927 (91 Years 05 Months 13 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District
New York City

Birth Sign



Died on
15 Mar, 2019

W. S. Merwin Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
William Stanley Merwin was born on September 30, 1927, and died on March 15, 2019. His poems and prose were translated into many languages, and he wrote more than fifty books. The unpunctuated narration was Merwin's signature style during the anti-war movement of the 1960s. His interest in Buddhist philosophy and deep ecology influenced his writing during the 1980s and 1990s. His dedication to the restoration of Maui's rainforests led him to live in a rural area on the island and write prolifically.
The 2005 National Book Award for poetry went to Merwin's book Migration: New and Selected Poems.
1998: Taking inspiration from Hawaiian history and legends, Merwin wrote Folding Cliffs: A Narrative.
2008: Copper Canyon Press's poetry collection Shadow of Sirius won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize.
2010: It was announced that Merwin would succeed Kay Ryan as the seventeenth United States Poet Laureate.
2010: William Stanley Merwin co-founded The Merwin Conservancy with his wife Paula.
Other works:
1952: A Mask for Janus
1954: The Dancing Bears
1960: The Drunk in the Furnace
1966: Collected Poems
Copper Canyon Press reported that Merwin died at his home on March 15, 2019, as William Stanley Merwin slept.


W. S. Merwin Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 178 cm
In Meters 1.78 m
In Feet & Inches 5'10"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 60 kg
In Pounds 119 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

W. S. Merwin Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Paula Schwartz, Dido Milroy, Dorothy Jeanne Ferry

Ruth Moser

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