SCRANTON, Pa. -- Former U.S. poet laureate W.S. Merwin has passed away.
Merwin was born in New York but raised in Scranton and graduated from Wyoming Seminary.
W.S. Merwin won a Pulitzer Prize and completed more than 20 books.
His publisher says he died in his sleep at his home in Hawaii.
W.S. Merwin was 91 years old.