The second four books of poems

Front Cover
Copper Canyon Press, 1993 - Poetry - 308 pages
13 Reviews
W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca, and has translated from French, Spanish, Latin and Portugese. He has published more than a dozen volumes of orignal poetry and several volumes of prose. Mr. Merwin has been awarded the Tanning Prize, the Pulitzer and Bollingen prizes, the Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets, the Shelley Memorial Award, the Pen Translation Prize, and many other honors. He lives in Haiku, Hawaii. W.S. Merwin's Second Four Books of Poems includes some of the most startlingly original and influential poetry of the second half of this century, a poetry that has moved, as Richard Howard has written, "from preterition to presence to prophecy." Other books by M.S. Merwin available from Consortium: East Window (Copper Canyon Press), 1-55659-091-1 The First Four Books of Poems (Copper Canyon Press), 1-55659-139-X Flower & Hand (Copper Canyon Press), 1-55659-119-5

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
8
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
0

Review: The Second Four Books of Poems

User Review  - Bethany - Goodreads

WS Merwin has become one of my favorite poets, although his last book of poems didn't appeal to me the same way the other three books in the anthology did. In his later poems, he forwent all form and ... Read full review

Review: The Second Four Books of Poems

User Review  - T. - Goodreads

/ First read January 2006. Read full review

Related books

Contents

The Lice ig6y
79
LIVE UP HERE
85
IT IS MARCH
91
Copyright

22 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (1993)

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist W. S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927. Merwin has won numerous prizes, including the Tanning Prize, the Bollingen Prize and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. He is the author of fifteen books of poetry, numerous plays, nearly twenty books of translation and four books of prose.

Bibliographic information