W.S. Merwin: Lessons from a Palm Garden

Aug 7, 2015

Paula and William S. Merwin at home with Pe'a, their noble companion
Credit Noe Tanigawa


Inside the Merwin Conservancy, Pe'ahi Valley, north Maui
Credit Noe Tanigawa

  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.