Prize-winning Poet W.S. Merwin Still At Work At Age 86

August 6, 2014 4:16 PM

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NEW YORK (AP) — He is 86 years old, his eyesight is failing and much of his recent work reads like a man saying goodbye.

"I wrote the last one about 10 days ago, it doesn't stop, and I don't know where it comes from," says Merwin, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate widely regarded as among the greatest poets of the past half-century.

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