Topic: W.S. Merwin
Host: Amory & Linda
Poem: “Elegy For A Walnut Tree”
Recorded: January 30, 2021
Today Poetry Club discusses…everything and nothing. Friends gathering for a check-in during the pandemic, wandering from topic to topic. Amory shares a book review of “Before the Ever After” by Jacqueline Woodson about NFL players that suffered concussions. We also share the story of our scars, and the success of another local podcast and celebrate Lynn’s first commission check from Village Books. Most importantly we explore W.S. Merwin’s poem “Elegy For A Walnut Tree”.
“Appointed United States Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress in 2010, William Stanley Merwin had a career that spanned seven decades. A poet, translator, gardener and environmental activist, Merwin has become one of the most widely read and honored poets in America. He died at home at the age of 91, in the house he built, among the thousands of palms he planted, on Friday, March 15, 2019.”
Please visit Merwin’s website to learn more about his legacy: https://merwinconservancy.org/