The Inaugural Issue of Merwin Studies

MS VOl 1We have launched the inaugural issue of Merwin Studies, and we invite you to peruse it: Each article explores some aspect of the journey throughout Merwin’s work, arriving in his 2008 The Shadow of Sirius. Ed Folsom explores air; Russell Brickey traces time and animals; M. P. Jones IV foregrounds the hybridity of the lyric-epic mode of Sirius; and Kate Dunning engages Merwin’s trees in order to explore his ecopoetic evolution. In keeping with Merwin’s poetics of listening, we include audio files of the authors reading select poems. Their readings expose the silences permeating Merwin’s poetry, and we hope that they add a welcome texture to the experience of reading.

Kate Dunning has also provided an audio file of her full article. The reading can be found at the beginning of her article or here:

To navigate the contents of the flipbook, use the “Bookmark” tab on the left. Readers may prefer “single page” reading, which can be selected through the button “more options” at the top. Then select “single page.” A pdf can be downloaded through the print option, also at the top.  We also provide a pdf version here:

We hope that you enjoy the issue.

Our very best,

Aaron Moe and Rebecca Stull, Editors


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