January 27: journalist/essayist/poet Christopher Merrill
Christopher Merrill has published numerous books of creative nonfiction
prose, poetry, and translations. His articles, essays and
fictions have appeared widely, in anthologies as well as places such as
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, TRAFIKA, POETRY WALES,
THE PRAGUE REVIEW, HARVARD REVIEW, THE PARIS REVIEW, and ORION. More than
one hundred articles, profiles, commentaries
and reviews have appeared in the Albuquerque Journal, Books in Canada,
Bloomsbury Review, El Palacio, Los Angeles Times Book Review,
National Public Radio's All Things Considered, San Francisco Chronicle,
Santa Fe Reporter, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, and World Cup Daily.
His awards include a Translation Award from the Slovenian Ministry of
Culture, The Academy of American Poets Peter Lavan Younger Poets Awards,
an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award in Poetry, a Pushcart Prize, and a
Reader's Choice Award in Poetry from PRAIRIE SCHOONER, among others.
Currently he holds the William H. Jenks Chair in
Contemporary Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts.
Among books available by Christopher Merrill:
Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars.
The Old Bridge: The Third Balkan War and the Age of the Refugee.
Watch Fire: Poems
The Four Questions of Melancholy.
What Will Suffice: Contemporary American Poets on the Art of Poetry
From the Faraway Nearby: Georgia O1Keefe as Icon.
The Grass of Another Country: A Journey through the World of Soccer.
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