The James Merrill House is maintained by the Stonington Village Improvement Association in Stonington Borough in order to preserve an important literary landmark and to further the legacy of one of America’s great poets.





Matthew Minicucci, Writer-in-Residence Reading at Stonington Library

Matthew Minicucci’s most recent collection, Small Gods (New Issues), won the 2019 Stafford/Hall Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His first book, Translation (Kent State University Press), was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize. His poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from numerous journals including The Believer, POETRY, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He […]

Lysley Tenorio, JMH Writer-in-Residence, reading at Stonington Free Library

Lysley Tenorio is the James Merrill fellow for the month of February and will read from his work. Lysley Tenorio’s fiction has appeared in the Atlantic and Best New American Voices. His story collection, Monstress, depicts the lives of Filipino immigrants in California. This event is free and open to the public.

Keith S. Wilson, JMH Writer-in-Residence, Reading at Stonington Free Library

Keith S. Wilson is the Writer-in-Residence for March. Wilson is an Affrilachian poet, editor, and game designer. His first collection, Fieldnotes on Ordinary Love, was published this year by Copper Canyon Press.

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