Check out this new interview at Quarterly Literary Review Singapore with Yeow Kai Chai. There are some fun questions in there!
Features and Media
The Tower is a new poem in eight parts by Christopher, and published by Levure littéraire. Check it out here.
Here are short videos of interviews with fifteen writers from the last residency. Watch it now on Youtube.
Check out the IWP's two new films about 13th century poet Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, from our symposium in Turkey, with poets and writers from Afghanistan, America, Iran, Pakistan, Syria, and Turkey.
Enrollment is open, and free, for the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Walt Whitman, which Christopher is co-teaching with the brilliant scholar, Ed Folsom. Join us, click here!
Enrollment is open, and free, for the Massive Online Course on writing poetry, which Christopher is co-teaching with Mary Hickman. This is part of The Writing University Open courses program. If you're interested, click here.
Christopher Merrill has published a new book of prose poetry, Necessities, now available at White Pine Press.
Necessities is a meditation on the deepest promptings of the spirit that could be discovered through language. Influenced by his reading of Kafka, Calvino, Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz, Charles Simic, James Tate, and other explorers of the marvelous, these poems are parables, which, with any luck, deepen with each reading. Check it out here.
A review of LANDMARKS, the 20th anniversary issue of Two Lines, which Christopher co-edited with Susan Bernofsky. Read it here.
Exciting news! President Barack Obama has appointed Christopher to serve on the National Council on The Humanities. Click to read the full article.