With LitCity Lore, we periodically feature a story from our new LitCity website, which maps unique Iowa City literary stories to the locations where writers lived, worked, gave readings, socialized and were inspired by the town.
This week we are highlighting W.S. Merwin’s Q&A at the Shambaugh House, during which he answers questions from an audience at the International Writing Program. He discusses how politics and the media can intervene in the life of an individual.
Merwin also identifies poets that have influenced his work, with a specific focus on Spanish modern poets.