• Merrill, James

    Merrill, James

    James Merrill (1926 – 1995) was a New York-born poet who published his first collection The Black Swan at the age of only 20. In the course of his career he received numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for Divine Comedies (1976). He believed that his inspiration came from the world beyond and was a follower of mysticism and the occult.

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