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Christopher Merrill

Christopher Merrill has written on contemporary American poetry, nature, French Surrealism, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Third Balkan War, and soccer. He has taught classes in modern American poetry, world literature, translation, literary journalism, creative nonfiction, and prosody.

His most recent books include Things of the Hidden God: Journey to the Holy Mountain (nonfiction), Only the Nails Remain: Scenes From the Balkan Wars (nonfiction), and Brilliant Water (poetry). He is the Director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa.