W S Merwin named first recipient of Zbigniew Herbert Prize.


W.S. Merwin has been named the first recipient of the International Herbert Award, which recognizes outstanding artistic and intellectual literary achievements on the world stage that relates to the values espoused in the work of  Zbigniew Herbert.  The first award will be presented during a ceremony on June 3 2013, at the Teatr Polski (Polish Theatre) in Warsaw, Poland.

Source: The Merwin Conservancy.