This 17 January 2014 video from the USA says about itself: W. S. Merwin, accomplished poet, and his exclusive full interview with 92nd Street Y.
From London daily The Morning Star:
(Tuesday 11 September 2007)
POETRY: 21st Century Verse
ANDY CROFT rounds up this month’s best poetry releases.
It showed a tearful black woman tending the wounds of a young white man injured when the marchers were violently assaulted by state troopers.
That young man was the poet Galway Kinnell, already active in voter registration in Louisiana.
Kinnell is now one of the grand old men of US poetry, the author of widely anthologised and well-loved poems such as The Bear, St Francis and the Sow and After Making Love We Hear Footsteps.
WS Merwin – who was at Princeton with Kinnell – has also been an outspoken critic of US governments.
Drawing on half a century of work, his Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, £9.95) includes several memorable political poems such as The Asians Dying, Presidents and the wonderful Avoiding News by the River.