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Poetry as a Way of Saying the Unsayable

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin writes about nature and environmental issues. He tells Fresh Air host Terry Gross about growing up, what drives him to write and his ecological advocacy. Merwin lives in Hawaii with his wife.


Other segments from the episode on September 12, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 12, 1988: Interview with W.S. Merwin; Review of the album "The Legendary Sidney Bechet"; Interview with Darlene Love; Review of the television show "World of…


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