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Opportunity for Former Fellows

Once again, thanks to a generous gift from Lynn and Jeff Callahan, the James Merrill House Committee will be offering separate week-long stays in the Jackson Apartment to two former fellows this July (Week One: July 1-7; Week Two July 8-14). The deadline for entry is Friday, March 8 at 5 pm Eastern, and the […]

In Memoriam: J.D. McClatchy

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 […]

The 2018 – 2019 Merrill House Writers-in-Residence

We’re pleased to announce our 2018-2019 Merrill House Writers-in-Residence. For more information, visit the Merrill House Writers page.   Christa Romanosky September – October 2018 Christa Romanosky is a native of northern Appalachia. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Virginia. She is a 2017-2018 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center fellow in […]

J.D. McClatchy

The James Merrill House Committee is deeply saddened by the death of J.D. McClatchy, our longtime advisor and friend, and co-executor of Merrill’s literary estate. Sandy played an important role in preserving Merrill’s legacy in Stonington, CT, and throughout the world, for which we are grateful. We send love and condolences to his husband, Chip […]

Robin Magowan Interviewed by Langdon Hammer

Langdon Hammer, author of James Merrill: Life and Art, interviews Robin Magowan, nephew of James Merrill, at Yale University.

The 2017-2018 Merrill House Writers-in-Residence

    Walter Perrie August 2017 Walter Perrie, born in Lanarkshire in 1949, was educated at the universities of Edinburgh, (M.A. hons philosophy) and Stirling (M.Phil).   Dan Chiasson September 2017 Dan Chiasson is the author of five books, most recently Bicentennial (Knopf, 2014). He is Professor of English at Wellesley College and serves as The New […]

James Merrill House Recognized As National Historic Landmark

Just three years after being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 107 Water Street, home to James Merrill from 1954 until his death in 1995, has been named a National Historic Landmark, of which there are just over 2,500 in the country. It is among a group of 10 new landmarks that includes properties, like the Merrill House, that honor LGBT history. The […]

In Memoriam

Brigit Pegeen Kelly Merrill House Fellow 2000-2001

Dave Clapp

March 22nd, 2016 We’re so sorry to let you know that our friend and wonderful MHC member Dave Clapp succumbed to pancreatic cancer last Thursday night after a courageous fight. He died peacefully with his wife Susie, son Henry and daughter-in-law Kathleen with him at home while listening to Chopin Nocturnes. His son Sam, who […]

Two Former Merrill House Fellows Return to Stonington

July 1st, 2015 Thanks to a generous gift from Jeff and Lynn Callahan, we are pleased to welcome two former fellows back to Stonington this month. The two writers, selected from the alumni of the program by random drawing, have each been granted a week-long stay in the James Merrill House. Peter Hawkins arrives in Stonington today, and Anna Noyes […]