Poet W.S. Merwin, Who Was Inspired By Conservation, Dies At 91

W.S. Merwin found inspiration in his conservation work and in his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

In the 1980s, the two-time U.S. poet laureate moved to Hawaii and began working to restore the rainforest. According to one contemporary, that’s when he “morphed into a poet of praise.”

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