Orion Magazine's On The Shelf spotlights Merrill's most recent book, The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War in its weekly article on recommended reading and culture. Read it here.
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Ben Kieffer from IPR's "River to River" interviews Christopher about his recent experience in Afghanistan, a timely look at the intermixing of poetry and cultural diplomacy. Listen to the broadcast here.
Read Christopher's new article here, published in Granta 118: Exit Strategies, details his latest work in a country growing more politically, socially, and poignantly relevant every day. His "mission," he writes, "was to conduct a seminar, in the capital of Nangarhar Province, for Afghan poets, writers and journalists."
"What could not be seen in this mirror before 9/11, what remained in shadow, was the backlash against the forces of dislocation unleashed by globalization..."
Read Christopher's alternate take on 9/11 in Granta 116: Ten Years Later | The Online Edition,
Essays & Memoir here.