William S Merwin is one of our favorites poets. He served at the US Poet Laureate from 1999-2000 and from 2010-2011. We hope you have found the time to watch the PBS documentary about his work and his home in Hawaii. http://www.pbs.org/video/2365722870/ It’ll be taken down Mid-May.
To learn more about W.S. Merwin’s life in poetry try the Poetry Foundation pages, http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/w-s-merwin