Pulitzer Prize Winner from Scranton Passes Away

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.

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