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Mirabell: Books of Number

By James Merrill

Original and Current Publisher: Atheneum

James Merrill first won the National Book Award in Poetry in 1967 for Nights and Days.

An appreciation of Merrill’s work may be found here. >

Poetry Finalists that Year:

  • Robert Hayden for American Journal
  • Sandra McPherson for The Year of Our Birth
  • Philip Schultz for Like Wings
  • May Swenson for New & Selected Things Taking Place

Poetry Judges that Year: Elizabeth Bishop, Michael S. Harper, Anthony Hecht

The Year in Literature: Now and Then by Robert Penn Warren won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.         

Other Information:

  • James Merrill (1926-1995) was born in New York, NY.
  • Merrill’s father, Charles E. Merrill, was the founding partner of the Merrill Lynch investment firm.

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