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William Stanley Merwin (b. 1927)

By W. S. Merwin

Sitting over words
Very late I have heard a kind of whispered sighing
Not far… 32 more words


Poet Laureate of South Dakota? Not Right Now, Thanks.


In October of 2014, I was invited by the South Dakota State Poetry Society to apply for the position of Poet Laureate of South Dakota. 1,204 more words

Absent Inferno

I wrote under the cold sun

As it desperately tried to thaw my icy veins,

And exhaled visibility

Into the mess of smoke rings and water vapor. 126 more words


An Introduction to Hatboro’s Poet Laureate

By Matt Schickling
Wire Staff Writer

How do you become the poet laureate of Hatboro?

“Simple, I asked.”

That was the answer from Allan Heller, who was appointed to the position last February by Borough Council. 359 more words

Montgomery County

Philip Levine, a former United States poet laureate (2011-12), died Valentines Day of complications from pancreatic cancer at his home in Fresno, California. He was 87. 374 more words

Let Me Begin Again

Acquainted with the Night

Acquainted with the Night
Robert Frost, 1874-1963

I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain — and back in rain. 91 more words


The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost, 1874–1963

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood… 130 more words