W. S. Merwin, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and U.S. Poet Laureate (2010-2011) will be giving a reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Merwin is the author of numerous books of poetry, prose and translations, including Migration: Selected Poems 1951-2001, winner of the National Book Award. His work embodies a bold commitment to experimentation and transformation and is influenced by his environmentalist and pacifist beliefs.

The evening event is part of the Fall Reading Series presented by the university’s Wick Poetry Center, where both emerging and established writers provide readings, lectures and workshops, all free and open to the public. Kent State’s University Libraries, Honors College, Department of English, Office of the Provost and Institute for Applied Linguistics are co-sponsors of Merwin’s visit.

For more information, visit www.kent.edu/wick or call 330-672-2067.