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Poet and Translator W.S. Merwin

Merwin won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 1970 work, The Carriers of Ladders. His books include The Song of Roland, The Compass Flower, Miner's Pale Children, Houses and Travellers, and The Rain in the Trees. Many of his poems concern the beauty of the natural world and the consequences of man's desecration of it. (Rebroadcast)

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Other segments from the episode on May 19, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, May 19, 1995: Interview with Robert Haas; Interview with Sharon Olds; Interview with W.S. Merwin; Commentary on an aging mother.

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