Friends and fellow writers gathered in New York on Monday, October 21st to read from the work of W. S. Merwin, who died in March 2019.
The evening featured readings and remembrances from (in order of appearance):
John Burnham Schwartz
Naomi Shihab Nye
Tracy K. Smith
Terry Tempest Williams
The complete video recording of this remarkable and moving evening, made possible by the 92nd Street Y and its partners, is below. Please enjoy.
Joan Tarbell says
This tribute was outstanding! The speakers, their chosen Merwin poems…just amazing. I sent it to my poetry group friends and they loved it too. They now want to read more Merwin poems!
Thank you so for sharing this tribute,
Tarrieu Sylvaine says
A very sensitive tribute and so moving to hear William’s voice again;
I met William and Paula at my little tea-shop in st Céré near Lacam.
I will remember them always .