Books W. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1996-2011 by W. S. Merwin Hardcover, 679 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $37.50 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleW. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1996-2011AuthorW. S. Merwin Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Collects poetry from the former U.S. Poet Laureate, including "The Vixen," "The Folding Cliffs," and "The Shadow of Sirius." Genres: Poetry Also by W. S. Merwin The Book of Fables The Shadow of Sirius Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about W. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1996-2011 Review Critics' Lists: Summer 2013 5 Books Of Poetry To Get You Through The Summer June 7, 2013 Critic Alan Cheuse believes that summer — with its long, hot, drowsy days — may be the best season for reading poetry. His recommendations include works by Poets Laureate Robert Pinsky and W.S. Merwin, and a novel in verse by the late essayist David Rakoff.