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.


James Merrill in Stonington: The Winter of “The Summer People”

Presented by Langdon Hammer, Professor of English at Yale University, James Merrill Biographer and Writer-in-Residence in the Spring of 2008.

The Hour Glass and the Mirror: James Merrill and His Poetry as First Encountered

Presented by John Hollander, Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University, Poet, and Author.

From Stage Set to Heirloom: Greece in the Work of James Merrill

Presented by Rachel Hadas, Board of Governors & Professor of English, Rutgers University, Poet, Essayist and Translator.

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