S227. We Go On Saying Thank You: A Tribute to W.S. Merwin

Room 204AB, Washington Convention Center, Level Two
Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:30 pm to 2:45 pm


A celebration of W.S. Merwin, whose poetic works have won praise and high honors over seven decades. Poets will pay tribute to Merwin with a discussion of his work and career, including readings from two new books: Garden Time, a new collection which Merwin composed via dictation to his wife after losing his sight, and a new edition of Merwin’s 1967 collection The Lice.



Michael Wiegers is the editor in chief of Copper Canyon Press, and the poetry editor of Narrative magazine. The editor of What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford, he translates poetry from Spanish and has edited books from around the globe by poets at every stage in their careers.

Naomi Shihab Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow (Library of Congress). She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and four Pushcart Prizes.

Maurice Manning’s latest book is One Man's Dark. A former Guggenheim fellow, Manning has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and is a member of The Fellowship of Southern Writers.

Chase Twichell is the author of seven books of poetry. After teaching for many years, she left academia to found Ausable Press, a not-for-profit publisher of poetry that was acquired by Copper Canyon in 2009. 


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center