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
ARTICLES FEATURING CHRISTOPHER
The Most Beautiful Tree: On Christopher Merrill’s “Self-Portrait with Dogwood”
Noah Blaustein appreciates “Self-Portrait with Dogwood,” a book of nonfiction by Christopher Merrill....
Cultural Diplomacy: An Interview with Christopher Merrill
An interview with the director of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program....
Discoveries: Christopher Merrill
CHRISTOPHER MERRILL HAS ALWAYS believed in quests. Over many years and many books he has traveled out, confronting fear, admiring the ...