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Hanahauoli School, Professional Development Center

1922 Makiki Street

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Teaching the Life of W.S. Merwin: Inspiring Renewal of Our World Through Wonder, Imagination, and Creative Action

Thursday, April 11, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hanahau'oli School Professional Development Center


Join The Merwin Conservancy’s Director of Programs, Sara Tekula, for an enlightening and informative gathering introducing Hawai‘i’s teachers to the life and work of longtime Maui resident and U.S. Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin.

In this free 90-minute session, teachers will:

  • Become more familiar with W.S. Merwin; his life as a poet, translator, and environmentalist; and his deep connection to Hawai‘i

  • Learn how his work as a steward of language and of land has created a legacy that students in Hawai‘i can connect to and be inspired by

  • Learn about the current teacher programs and outreach opportunities at The Merwin Conservancy

  • Give feedback and recommendations for future Merwin Conservancy education and outreach programs

Refreshments provided.




About W.S. Merwin

Appointed United States Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress in 2010, William Stanley Merwin has a career that has spanned six decades. A poet, translator, gardener and environmental activist, Merwin has become one of the most widely read and honored poets in America.

About The Merwin Conservancy

The Merwin Conservancy's mission is to inspire innovation in the arts and sciences by advancing the ideas of W.S. Merwin – his life, work, house and palm forest – as fearless and graceful examples of the power of imagination and renewal.

To learn more about W.S. Merwin and our organization, please visit www.merwinconservancy.org. There you'll find more about our education, outreach, and conservation programs, and enjoy our collection of featured poems of the week. Bring a favorite poem to the talk!



PLACE

On the last day of the world
I would want to plant a tree

what for
not the fruit

the tree that bears the fruit
is not the one that was planted

I want the tree that stands
in the earth for the first time

with the sun already
going down

and the water
touching its roots

in the earth full of the dead
and the clouds passing

one by one
over its leaves

— W.S. Merwin, from his book The Rain in the Trees (Knopf). Copyright © 1988 by W. S. Merwin. Used by permission of the publisher.

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