William S. Merwin’s Legacy


Poet Laureate William S. Merwin passed away on the morning of March 15, 2019, leaving the world a legacy of literary works, both poetry and translation. A longtime Maui resident, Merwin left us a treasure, as well: in 1977, he purchased more than a dozen acres of former pineapple fields on Maui’s north shore, and over the years transformed the depleted land in to a verdant palm forest, The Merwin Conservancy. 

Maui No Ka ‘Oi was honored to share a part of Merwin’s story in our March-April 2017 issue. You’ll find that story at MauiMagazine.net/the-palm-whisperer.


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