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Christopher Merrill
Portrait of Christopher Merrill

Christopher Merrill has published seven collections of poetry, including Watch Fire, for which he received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets; many edited volumes and translations; and six books of nonfiction, among them, Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars; The Tree of the Doves: Ceremony, Expedition, War; and Self-Portrait with Dogwood. As director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa since 2000, Merrill has conducted cultural diplomacy missions to more than fifty countries. (updated 12/2021)

Merrill’s Watch Fire was reviewed in AGNI 42 by Agha Shahid Ali.

AGNI has published the following work:

AGNI has published the following translation:

by Tomaž Šalamun
Translated from the Slovenian by Tomaž Šalamun and Christopher Merrill
AGNI 59 Print Only
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