In a pair of videos, the poet laureate reads selections from his own work.

Poetry, W.S. Merwin '48 says, always begins and ends with listening. In these two video clips, he reads from his body of work. 

A 2:35 video of Merwin reading "Yesterday."

Merwin reads a number of selections during a 2005 tribute to the poet at the 92nd Street Y in New York, during a 38-minute video.