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  • Patt Morrison Asks: The poet, W.S. Merwin

    An Idaho resort hotel's verdure is not the wild tumble around W.S. Merwin's beloved Hawaiian home, but disciplined grass and orderly stands of trees. Not, perhaps, the sort of trees Merwin had in mind when he wrote, "On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree." But the Sun Valley Writers' Conference bears an annual crop of words and ideas, and Merwin is here as a master gardener of that. He just ended a year's term as the nation's poet laureate. He has to his name two Pulitzer Prizes and more than 30 books of poetry and prose, and a hand-planted forest at home of rare and endangered palms. The Merwin Conservancy is dedicated to keeping his works green -- the ones he created with words, and the natural ones that exist before and beyond them.
  • A call to poets: stay alive

     
    Sometimes it seems as though poets, in particular, move in an endangered artistic world. Think Sylvia Plath, above; John Berryman, Anne Sexton. And, last month, Rachel Wetzsteon, an accomplished poet who took her own life at age 42. Writer Jennifer...

    Long-lost Ted Hughes poem focuses on Sylvia Plath's suicide

     
    Poet Ted Hughes' long-lost poem "Last Letter" will be published Thursday in The New Statesman, BBC4 reported Wednesday afternoon. The poem directly addresses the suicide of his wife, the writer Sylvia Plath. Actor Jonathan Pryce read part of the poem...

    Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...

    PASSINGS

    Nicholas Hughes Son of poet Sylvia Plath Nicholas Hughes, 47, a fisheries biologist who was the son of poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, killed himself March 16 at his home in Fairbanks, Alaska, state police reported. Hughes, who hanged himself,...