Migration : new & selected poems

by W. S. Merwin

Hardcover, 2005

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Publication

Port Townsend, Wash. : Copper Canyon Press, c2005.

Description

Presents a extensive collection of new and selected poems by twentieth-century American poet W.S. Merwin.

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The poetry of W. S. Merwin offers an escape from what Whitman called ''the pulling and hauling'' of American life, a scrimshaw poetics of small bafflements shaded by the primal dark. Like most ascetics, Merwin is a seducer: his poems invite submission to a pared-down, essences-only view of the
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world, suggesting that any other way would be square, or, given Merwin's disdain for the human ''species-ego,'' bad for the planet.
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Awards

National Book Award (Finalist — Poetry — 2005)
Ambassador Book Award (Winner — Poetry — 2006)

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Signed by author

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4317
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