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Jeredith Merrin

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2018

About Jeredith Merrin

Jeredith Merrin’s most recent publication is a prize-winning chapbook from Grayson Books entitled OWLING (2016). She earned a Ph.D in Anglo-American Poetic History from U.C. Berkeley, where she also studied at length with poets Robert Hass and Robert Pinsky. Her first two poetry books, Shift and Bat Ode, appeared in the University of Chicago Press Phoenix Poets series. Her third collection Cup was issued by Able Muse Press in 2014. In addition, Merrin has authored an influential book of criticism on Marianne Moore and Elizabeth Bishop, and her reviews and essays (on Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, John Clare, Charlotte Mew, Yehuda Amichai, Billy Collins, and others) have appeared in The Southern Review and elsewhere. Her poems may be found many journals and magazines, including Ploughshares, The Southern Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Berfrois, and The Yale Review. A retired Professor of English (The Ohio State University), she has given readings and conducted workshops at many venues in the area (including for the Piper Center). She lives in Tempe.


Find Classes with Jeredith Merrin

Date: Thursdays, January 18 - February 8, 2018, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Type: Craft Class, Generative Workshop
Genre: Poetry
In this class, we’re going to read like robbers. We’ll pay close attention to how some terrific older poems are made (most in English, some in translation). Inspired by these poems, charged by having attended to their craft, and perhaps startled out of some limiting contemporary styles and assumptions, we’ll make our own new poems to share.