Christopher Merrill

(24 February 1957 -)

Christopher Merrill
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Christopher Merrill is an American poet, essayist, journalist and translator. Currently, he serves as director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He led the initiative that resulted in the selection of Iowa City as a UNESCO City of Literature, a part of the Creative Cities Network. In 2011, he was appointed to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Life and career

He was educated at Middlebury College and the University of Washington. He has published four collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets. He has also published ... more »

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  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (7/1/2013 2:34:00 PM)

    Christopher Merrill's poems are gems of poetic literature. We enjoy the verve and the choicest diction of his poems. He moves, motivates and mesmerises. Kudos for his poems here.
    Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee

  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (7/1/2013 2:32:00 PM)

    Christopher Merill's poems are gems of poetic literature.
    They move and mesmerise any poetic minded readers. They provoke them to thoughts. The choicest diction of the poems show the greatness of the poet's perception and the nice pattern of his poems.

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