2010 Lamont Poet, W.S. Merwin, named the new U.S. Poet Laureate
Just two months after giving a reading at the Academy as part of the Lamont Poetry series, W.S. Merwin was named Poet Laureate of the United States. You can read the official Library of Congress press release here, and a recently published New York Times article about Merwin here.
To read a handwritten poem by Merwin, as well as those of the other Lamont Poets, please see the Library’s special online exhibit.