Merwin, W.S. (William Stanley), 1927-

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American poet and writer.

From the description of Letters, to Arthur Gregor, 1966-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122587287

Born in New York City, 1927; educated at Princeton University (class of 1948); Pulitzer Prize-winning author, poet, translator, and environmental activist.

From the description of W.S. Merwin papers 1946- (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 57553010

American poet and translator.

From the description of Correspondence and works, 1952-73, nd. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 86168047

W.S. Merwin, poet, translator and adaptor; Euripides, playwright.

From the description of Clytemnestra, Part one : Iphigenia at Aulis: typescript, 1992. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517925

William Stanley Merwin was born in New York, raised in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and educated at Princeton. He worked abroad as a tutor and translator before publishing his first collection of poetry in 1952. He returned to the United States and built a career around writing, producing translations, fiction, drama, and especially a large and respected collection of poetry. An excellent technical poet, Merwin helped rejuvenate traditional forms and has created a complex, often difficult, but accomplished and rewarding body of verse. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1971 for The Carrier of Ladders.

From the description of W.S. Merwin letters, 1955-1957. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64707992

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creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Clytemnestra, Part one : Iphigenia at Aulis: typescript, 1992. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Diane Di Prima Papers, 1948-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Bivona, Francesco, 1908-. The Cid : poem, 1970 December 9. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. Collection, 1958-1992 (inclusive). Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Finkel, Donald. Papers. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Deming, Barbara, 1917-1984. Papers: Series I-III, 1908-1985 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Koch, Peter Rutledge. Black Stone Press and Peter Koch, Printer : broadsides and ephemera, 1974-2010. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Finkel, Donald. Papers, 1947-1983. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Elizabeth Hardwick Papers TXRC93-A46., 1934-1991 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Balaban, John, 1943-. John Balaban correspondence and poems., 1979-1980. Pennsylvania State University, Commonwealth
referencedIn Black Stone Press : papers and ephemera, 1974-1996 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Letters, 1975-76, to Karyl Klopp and Roth Wilkofsky of Pomegranate Press, North Cambridge, Mass. Ball State University Library, Bracken Library
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. [Letters] 1955-1960 / William S. Merwin, Dido Merwin. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Rubin, Louis Decimus, 1923-. Louis Decimus Rubin papers, 1945- (Series 1.1.1 I-N) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Ziff, Lloyd. Happy birthday N.B.C.C. 1974-1984 ; the National Book Critics Circle tenth anniversary, 1985. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Strand, Mark, 1934-. Typed letters signed (8) : Seattle, etc., to W.S. Merwin, [19--]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kiernan, Frances, 1944-. Frances Kiernan papers, 1976-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Neruda, Pablo, 1904-1973. Selected poems / Pablo Neruda ; edited by Nathaniel Tarn ; translated by Anthony Kerrigan ... [et al.] ; with an introduction by Jean Franco. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn George Economou Papers, 1954-1996. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Letters, to Arthur Gregor, 1966-1969. Indiana Newspaper Project
referencedIn Mary Katharine Woodworth papers, 1787-1989 Bryn Mawr College
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Poetry reading at Sarah Lawrence College [sound recording] / by W.S. Merwin. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Barzun, Jacques, 1907-. Jacques Barzun papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Correspondence and works, 1952-73, nd. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn W. H. Auden collection of papers, 1809-1979, 1927-1973 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn T. S. Eliot collection of papers, 1918-1989, 1918-1957 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Frances Kiernan papers, 1976-1988 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. The Peacock's egg : love poems from ancient India / translated by W. S. Merwin and J. Moussaieff Masson ; introduction by J. Moussaieff Masson. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-,. W.S. Merwin book collection, 1958-1997. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Freund, Don. Dissolving music : rockpiece for soprano and six instruments : 1978 / Don Freund. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973. W.H. Auden collection of papers, 1809-1979 bulk (1927-1973). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Timpson, Michael Sidney. Caccia 2: : "songs of existence" for soprano voice, piano, and string quartet / Michael Sidney Timpson. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Moving target : typescript, [1963]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mahon, Derek, 1941-. Derek Mahon papers, circa 1948-2008. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Robert Manning papers, 1938-1993. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Roy Harvey Pearce Papers, 1945 - 1995 Mandeville Special Collections Library
creatorOf Porchia, Antonio. Voices : aphorisms / by Antonio Porchia ; a revised and enlarged selection translated by W.S. Merwin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn First Poems of American Poets. First Poems of American Poets records, 1969-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hardwick, Elizabeth. Papers, 1934-1991 (bulk 1960-1990). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Jordan Davies. Papers, 1979-1987. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Sonnenberg, Ben. Ben Sonnenberg papers, 1956-2001. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Collection of W. S. Merwin ephemera. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. T.S. Eliot collection of papers, 1918-1989 bulk (1918-1957). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001. Papers, 1954-1981. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Carol Muske-Dukes Papers, 1960-2008 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Miscellaneous works by W.S. Merwin, 1948-1969. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Signal Archive, ca. 1963-1965 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Grand Street Publications, Inc. Grand Street Publications editorial files, 1981-1990. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Clark, Tom, 1941-. Papers, 1964-1981. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Harmon, William, 1938-. William Harmon papers, 1939-2000 (correspondents M-N). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Moss, Howard, 1922-1987. Papers, ca. 1935-1987, bulk (1961-1987). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rich, Adrienne Cecile. Papers: Series I-II, 1933-1999 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hecht, Anthony, 1923-2004. Anthony Hecht papers, 1894-2004. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1998. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Jacques Barzun Papers, ca.1900-1999. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Bogan, Louise, 1897-1970. Papers, 1930-1990 (inclusive), 1930-1970 (bulk). Amherst College
creatorOf Taylor, Peter. Letters to Nolan Miller and to W. S. Merwin [manuscript], [1961?],1965. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Euripides. [Iphigeneia et Aulis / Euripides ; translated by W.S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr.] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Pearce, Roy Harvey. Roy Harvey Pearce papers, 1945-1995. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Norman, Howard A. Howard Norman collection, 1975-1979 and undated. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Hilliard, John. Again, father, that dream ; In the time of blossoms ; The crossing place / John Hilliard. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Palaemon Press (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Editorial archive, 1974-1984. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Young, Vernon, 1912-1986. Office files, of The American Poetry Review, 1976-1977. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rachel Bromberg papers, 1944-1981 University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. (El poema del mio Cid) / a verse translation by W.S. Merwin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. W.S. Merwin papers 1946- University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. Unframed originals / recollections by W.S. Merwin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Van Duyn, Mona. Papers, 1942-1985. Washington University in St. Louis, .
referencedIn Howard Norman Collection, R24. 1., 1975-1979 and undated Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University,
referencedIn Gordon Cairnie papers, 1922-1973. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. Letters to W.S. (William Stanley) and Dido Merwin, 1958-1969. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn John Wieners Papers, 1955-1970 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. W.S. Merwin letters, 1955-1957. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Bromberg, Rachel. Rachel Bromberg Papers, 1944-1981. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
referencedIn Papers, 1908-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. The rain in the trees : poems / by W.S. Merwin. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Updike, John. [Broadside collection]. Hollins University, Wyndham Robertson Library
creatorOf Waldman, Anne, 1945-. Anne Waldman papers, 1945-<2002> (bulk 1958-1998). University of Michigan
referencedIn Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998. Ted Hughes papers, 1958-1992. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Cleverdon, Douglas. Papers, 1953-1973. Indiana University
creatorOf Euripides. Iphigeneia at Aulis / Euripides ; translated by W.S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, Jr. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Economou, George. George Economou papers, 1954-1996. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ossman, David, 1936-. Tape recordings of interviews with poets and poetry readings, 1960-1970. University of Toledo, William S. Carlson Library
creatorOf Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-. W.S. Merwin papers 1946-1984. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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Authors, American--20th century
Poetry
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Poets, American--20th century--Archival resources
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, American--20th century--Biography
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Birth 1927-09-30

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