“No Shadow But Myself”: Remembering W.S. Merwin

Where to begin commemorating the accomplishments of poet-translator-fictionist-essayist W.S. Merwin?  His translations (of Dante, Mandelstam, Neruda and others) alone constitute a proud life’s work.  His literary honors include the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize, two Pulitzers, the National Book Award, the Tanning Prize, the Bollingen Prize, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, the Ruth Lilly …

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