On Friday, September 30th at 12:00 pm Hawai‘i (3:00 pm Pacific, 6:00 pm Eastern), The Merwin Conservancy gathered virtually with friends around the world to celebrate the legacy of W.S. Merwin, on the occasion of his birthday.
Victoria Chang, Meera Dasgupta, Camille Dungy, Elizabeth Kolbert, Leland Miyano, Carol Moldaw, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Bill Porter aka Red Pine, Barbara Ras, Arthur Sze, and Terry Tempest Williams read selections of William’s poetry.
We wove these readings together with the unfolding story of the palm garden—a place where imagination has long thrived.
Please enjoy the three-minute introductory segment (above) featuring W.S. Merwin reading his poem “A Step at a Time.” You can also watch the full hour of poems, palms, and stories of our work to tend and share a garden that speaks to the world. Click the button below to access the full event.