W.S. Merwin

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Birthday
30, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 15, 2019 (91)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
30, 1927
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 15, 2019 (91)

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About

Poet, author, and United States Poet Laureate whose works include The Carrier of Ladders and The Shadow of Sirius.

Before Fame

He grew up in New York City and studied at Princeton University.

Trivia

He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in both 1971 and 2009.

Family Life

He was married three times: to Dorothy Jeanne Ferry, Dido Milroy, and Paula Schwartz.

Associated With

He and Robert Lowell both wrote important Vietnam War-era poems.

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