“I think there’s a kind of desperate hope built into poetry
that one really wants, hopelessly, to save the world.
One is trying to say everything that can be said
for the things that one loves while there’s still time.”
– W.S. Merwin
Now more than ever, the world needs the language and imagination of W.S. Merwin.
As we reflect on a landmark year of growth and expansion at The Merwin Conservancy and look ahead to 2017, we are grateful for your continued support and for your friendship.
You have helped us to keep the poetry, values and creativity of W.S. Merwin spreading through our community – and frankly, we believe this is needed now more than ever.
Help us prepare for another year of bringing W.S. Merwinʻs messages and stories into the broader community, and make a donation today.*
Give today and your generous contribution will support another year of:
- Preservation of the hand-built home and lovingly restored land of W.S. Merwin, the future home of an exciting writers residency program;
- Careful management of the world-renowned Merwin Palm Forest;
- Kidsʻ education programs in the Merwin Palm Forest;
- Our twice-weekly educational blog series featuring Merwinʻs poems and rare palms.
- Continued success with “The Green Room” salon and speaker series on Maui, now expanding to O‘ahu; and
- Continued screenings of the seminal W.S. Merwin documentary Even Though the Whole World is Burning;
Thank you for supporting The Merwin Conservancyʻs growth and making it possible for us to continue to inspire the world with the stories, poetry, and living legacy of W.S. Merwin. You are making a difference.
The Merwin Conservancy is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit. IRS tax identification number 47-4653401. Donations are tax-deductible as defined by the IRS.