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.
Karin Roffman & Willard Spiegelman on John Ashbery
Karin Roffman recently published the first biography of American poet John Ashbery, The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life. She is a senior lecturer in Humanities and English at Yale University. Willard Spiegelman is the Hughes Professor of English, Emeritus, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and now a Stonington resident.