Till There Is No Night: W.S. Merwin’s Writing Prompt For You

Here is how a tongue becomes a bell. Below is the text of a post post-script in a letter W.S. Merwin set to John Crowe Ransom in 1953.  The occasion for the letter was both disappointment and business; Merwin was responding to the news that he had not received a fellowship from KR (he would…

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