W. S. Merwin has published over twenty books of poetry. His recent collections include Present Company (Copper Canyon, 2007); Migration: New & Selected Poems (2005) which won the 2005 National Book Award; The Pupil (2002); The River Sound (1999), which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Flower and Hand: Poems 1977–1983 (1997); The Vixen (1996); and Travels (1993), which received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. In 1967, Merwin published The Lice, followed by The Carrier of Ladders in 1970 which received the Pulitzer Prize. He has also published nearly twenty books of translation, including Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (2004), Dante’s Purgatorio (2000), and volumes by Federico García Lorca and Pablo Neruda. His numerous plays and books of prose include The Lost Upland (1992); Summer Doorways (2006); and The Book of Fables (2007), a collection of his short prose. He is a former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and has served as Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress.