Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series: W.S. Merwin

One of America’s greatest living poets, W.S. Merwin, closes out this year’s Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series with a bang. Inprint Executive Director Richard Levy has high praise for the poet, saying, “Merwin is a poet of such vast and varied accomplishment, of such compassion and creativity and insight, and his many translations and essays are works of such authority, that the ultimate message of his work might be to pursue your own goals as a reader and writer.”

It’s easy to see why Levy admires Merwin, who’s the 17th Poet Laureate of the United States, with more than 20 collections of poetry under his belt. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for The Carrier of Ladders and received it again for The Shadow of Sirius in 2009. His work Migration: New and Selected Poems won the National Book Award in 2005.

The reading will be followed by an onstage interview conducted by University of Houston Creative Writing Program faculty member Kevin Prufer, and a book signing. 7:30 p.m. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas. For information, call 713-521-2026 or visit
Mon., April 23, 7:30 p.m., 2012


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