Here are short videos of interviews with fifteen writers from the last residency. Watch it now on Youtube.
Features and Media
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.
On OnePausePoetry.org, Christopher reads selected poems from his own work and that of his late friend, Agha Shahid Ali. Explore here.
Featured in Autumn Hill's online magazine, M-Dash, Christopher's translation of selected poems by Taejoon Moon: Flatfish, A Breath, and The Ginko Behind Unmoon Temple. This was done in collaboration with Won-Chung Kim. Read it here.