On Wednesday, September 30th, we gathered virtually with friends around the world to remember W.S. Merwin on the occasion of his birthday, and shared a vision for stewarding his legacy. You can watch a 4-minute preview of the hour-long broadcast above.
Garden of Verses invited participants inside the Merwins’ home, along the trails of the palm forest, and into a place that will continue to foster a vibrant creative life through our collective stewardship. This event was filmed and co-produced by Austin ImageWorks in collaboration with Sara Tekula, our director of programs and communications.
Special guests (reading William’s poetry from their homes) included:
Roshi Joan Halifax
Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele
Elizabeth Kapu‘uwailani Lindsey Crowley
Naomi Shihab Nye
We hope you’ll be inspired to help steward W.S. Merwin’s legacy. Join us by making a gift, in any amount.