“W. S. Merwin’s The Mays of Ventadorn beautifully combines literary autobiography with literary history . . .”
“one of the most astounding poets of our age. . . . This kind of illumination . . . is what the work of poetry is truly about.”
“any level of engagement with the poems of The Lice will open a pathway into vistas we all ought to see.”
Few poets have been as honored as W. S. Merwin, author of 20 books of poetry and translation, twice U.S.