One of my favorite writers, W.S. Merwin has been named the 2010 Poet Laureate of the United States -- hooray! You can read some of his work here and congratulate him here. Or, you can listen to Fresh Air on NPR today at 10am, when Terry Gross will interview both Merwin and Stephen King, another favorite of mine. I haven't been this excited for a radio show since Pearl Jam was live on air in 1994.