The Merwin Conservancy

Imagination is Us

Know your Place

How can The Merwin Conservancy effectively carry forth and cultivate the legacy, philosophy, and life’s work of Pulitzer prize winning poet W.S. Merwin and his wife Paula. To share their message is not merely a matter of preservation but inspiration. To engage donors and audience to invest in the work of the poet and the continued work of the conservancy requires careful activation to a new way of seeing. There are, perhaps, ways that we can ask the audience to contemplate the wealth of work, the life philosophy, and the courage required to find and create a place, by bringing a feeling of that place to them. This is a moment full of possibility — to harness the power of communication and imagination to create an inextricable link between imagination, nature, and a truly values-driven organization.

project lead

Margo Neely

Inspire engagement with

  • Thoughtful use of enviromental materials
  • Innovative methods of outreach
  • Using Merwin’s words as the mission
  • Presenting poetry and the garden for contemplation (zen koan)
  • Handwriting/handmade elements
  • Modular responsive communication
  • Consistent end-to-end experience
  • Living his philosophy in our own unique way

A Way of Living


The human imagination and the natural environment are inseparable


Compassion for ourselves and all of nature


Creativity as an interdisciplinary extension of ourselves


Respect and preservation of all things a part of the natural world


One person's passion and commitment can renew the world


Humbling oneself on a daily basis


The power to bring dreams into being by honoring the spiritual and physical elements of the world


The courage to claim your agency by making your own values and putting these values into action

Who We Are


For over ten years, Neely & Daughters has been an industry go-to: a creative incubator, studio, and think tank where visionary innovations gain real-world traction. Digital media, content, creative, concepts, experiential, event, strategy: Our diverse body of work is connected by our singular ability to simultaneously tap in to the collective unconscious, hear the beating heart of the people, and channel the divine to create epic and entirely new things. Chief Creative Officer Margo Neely leads a team of renegade creatives producing revolutionary content embraced by millions of people the world over. An entrepreneur, innovator, and creative strategist, Neely is best known and as the multi-hyphenate creator of the award winning television series Ladies Revenge Club (“Best of the Fest” and “Best Short” winner at New York Comic Con/New York Super Week), the creator of the “Rosie Unriveted: We Can’t Do It Anymore!” campaign, and the visionary behind the Neely Air mi adidas custom concept — the megaviral drum machine shoe seen and loved by over 6 billion people worldwide.

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