J.D. McClatchy, longtime friend and advisor to the James Merrill House died on April 10. Sandy had a remarkable career as poet, librettist, teacher, editor, critic, and all-around man of letters. On Thursday, May 24, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, for which he served as President from 2009 to 2012, will host a tribute with music, video, and speakers, followed by a reception to which all are welcome. The event will begin at 5:30 pm in the Academy’s auditorium at 632 West 156 Street, New York, NY.