William S. Merwin was United States Poet Laureate in 2010, and he’s received numerous awards including two Pulitzers for his work as a poet, translator and environmental activist. Over the last 30 years, Merwin and his wife, Paula have been developing an internationally recognized palm garden on Maui. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers a look at the relationship he has with that place.
Take a video walk through the Merwin Conservancy palm forest with W.S. Merwin.
The Merwin Conservancy shepherds a number of programs including a Green Room Series of talks by artists, writers, and environmentalists. Coming next, environmental writer, Barry Lopez on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm, at the Mc Coy Studio Theatre, MACC.
Check the Merwin Conservancy’s Poem of the Week.
Find a 2010 interview with Noe where Mr. Merwin talks more about his epic poem/novel, The Folding Cliffs.