Books by Christopher Merrill

SELF-PORTRAIT WITH DOGWOOD by Christopher Merrill
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A brief memoir for lovers of writing and reading in which we learn more about dogwoods than about the author."
A poet's memoir finds its form in a tree. Read full book review >
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Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A unique travelogue boosted by wonderfully creative thinking with a political slant."
A celebrated poet, essayist and newly appointed (by President Obama) member of the National Council on the Humanities eloquently considers the global impact of our "Age of Terror." Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 15, 2005

"'What Orthodoxy offers,' Merrill writes, 'is light.' As does he."
A gem that shows off Merrill-the-poet's gorgeous writing, and Merrill-the-reporter's sharp eye—and introduces a new Merrill, the pilgrim. Read full book review >
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Released: Nov. 10, 1993

"An intelligent and literate work that could broaden American interest in soccer in time for our 1994 hosting—for the first time ever—of the World Cup."
An engaging journey through, as poet Merrill puts it, ``the enchanted lands of soccer.'' When, in 1990, the US team qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 40 years, Merrill (an avid amateur soccer player) followed the team through preliminary games stateside and then to Italy for the month-long tournament. Read full book review >