James Merrill at Amherst

By Langdon Hammer

He became one of the greatest poets of his generation, but first he was a member of the class of ’47 at Amherst, where he developed an obsession with memory and a transformative interest in Proust.

James Merrill: Knowing Innocence

By Reena Sastri ’94. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. 244 pp. $110 hardcover.

James Merrill: A Celebration of his Collected Poems, April 12, 2001

Richard Wilbur
Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur
On April 12, an extraordinary gathering of friends and admirers of poet James Merrill met in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College to celebrate the publication of his Collected Poems.

Poet James Merrill To Be Remembered at Amherst College April 12