Ange Mlinko is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Florida. Distant Mandate, her fifth book of poems, was published in July. (December 2017)

IN THE REVIEW

Whole Earth Troubadour

W.S. Merwin in the palm forest at the Merwin Conservancy, Haiku, Hawaii, 2011

The Essential W.S. Merwin

edited by Michael Wiegers

Garden Time

by W.S. Merwin
Last summer I had one of those happy experiences in the life of a reader: I found the perfect book for my purposes. Those purposes were vague, and I found the book by accident, but it was the book that put everything into focus. I was going to Tuscany for …