Botanic Gardens Lecture Explores the Legacy of W. S. Merwin, Poet, Conservationist, and Gardner

Sonnet Kekilia Coggins, executive director of the Merwin Conservancy, will explore the life and legacy of the Pulitzer-prize-winning poet, conservationist, and gardener W.S. Merwin in her lecture titled “What is a Garden? W.S. Merwin’s Life in Poems, Palms, and Place.” This is the the 2023 William H. and Jane Torrence Harder Lecture and will be held on September 13, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. in  Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall on the Cornell University campus.  A Garden Party reception near Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Nevin Welcome Center will immediately follow.

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