James Ingram Merrill was an American writer of poetry, essays, fiction, and plays. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1977. He purchased 107 Water Street in 1956 and left it to the Stonington Village Improvement Association (SVIA) when he died in 1995.
Learn about our Writer-In-Residence program, find out what it’s like to live and work in the James Merrill House, and find information about our Residency.
The residency provides living and working space to a writer to complete a project of literary or academic merit.
A National Historic Landmark in Stonington, Connecticut, the 1901 James Merrill House is a late-Victorian commercial and residential building significant for its close, forty-one-year association with American poet James Ingram Merrill. Learn more about 107 Water Street.
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17th ANNUAL MERRILL LECTURE with Poet & Scholar
Thursday, June 2nd at 5pm EST
IN CASE YOU MISSED
JMH Fellow, John Cotter, on music, hearing loss, letting go and more
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In our 25th year, the Merrill House has hosted over 85 writers to live and work here and share their writing with the community in free lectures and readings. Your donation will keep the literary legacy of James Merrill alive.