W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree

About This Episode


Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin has won almost every major poetry prize that exists, including two Pulitzers. His legacy is based not only upon his writings, however, but also the singular form of environmental activism and land stewardship he embodies.

W.S. Merwin: To Plant a Tree examines the life and work of the environmental activist W.S. Merwin. His tangible actions to nurture his surrounding environment go hand-in-hand with his poetry, offering insight and humor on the human experience and providing a refreshing sense of the relevance of poetry in our lives today.