Posts Tagged: james merrill

The Last Book/Poem I Loved: “The Changing Light at Sandover” by James Merrill


It took me three months to pound my way through James Merrill’s epic poem, his universe, his vision of the afterlife as told through a Ouija board in a conversation between Merrill, his partner DJ, and the characters on the other side of the mirror. It’s exquisitely crafted–I found myself thinking in rhymed iambic pentameter […]