Christopher Merril is a poet, journalist, and essayist. He is also the director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and a contributing editor to the Los Angeles Review of Books.
"This, then, is a book composed in the key of terror. Our lives are shaped by ceremonies, expeditions and wars, the origins of which are rooted at least partly in fear."
– Christopher Merrill, The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War