Merwin Studies

Rebecca Stull and I launched Merwin Studies on the Winter Solstice of 2013. Since then, we had hoped the journal would continue receiving submissions. Unfortunately, despite multiple efforts, we were not able to secure enough submissions to continue publishing issues of the journal.

In November of 2018, we decided it was time to let go of the domain, knowing that, in the future, it would be possible start the journal again under a new domain if interest/activity/energy cohered to make that a possibility.

In order to ensure ongoing access to the 2013 publication, I include this link.

And here is a list of the contributors to Volume 1, 2013:

Ed Folsom is the editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, co-director of the Walt Whitman Archive, and editor of the Whitman Series at The University of Iowa Press. The Roy J. Carver Professor of English at The University of Iowa, he is the author or editor of twelve books, including (with Cary Nelson) W. S. Merwin: Essays on the Poetry and Regions of Memory: Uncollected Prose of W. S. Merwin,as well as numerous essays on American writers appearing in journals like American Literature, PMLA, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He is now working on a biography of Leaves of Grass, for which he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Russell Brickey has a BA from the University of Oregon, and an MFA in creative writing and PhD in literature from Purdue University. He has chapbooks out or forthcoming from Kelsey Press, Spuyten Duyvil Press, and his first full-length collection of poetry, Atomic Atoll, is due out from Wild Leaf Press this fall. He is a co-founder of the Driftless Review ezine, and his articles can be seen in a number of journals. 

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A fifth-generation native of Auburn, Alabama, M.P. Jones IV is a graduate teaching assistant, studying American literature at Auburn University where he reads for Southern Humanities Review. He is also founder and editor-in-chief of Kudzu Review, a Southern journal of literature & environment. Recent poetry is forthcoming or appearing in Tampa ReviewCanary MagazineTown Creek Poetry, and elsewhere; memoirs have appeared in Sleet Magazine and decomP magazinE; he has penned book reviews for Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the EnvironmentSouthern Humanities Review, and A Few Lines Magazine; and his first collection of poetry, Live at Lethe, is forthcoming from Sweatshoppe Publications this year. He is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in American literature with a focus on contemporary poetry and literature & environment. Visit his author’s page:​

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A Ph.D. candidate focusing on 19th- and 20th- century American poetry, Kate Dunning’s interests include Emily Dickinson, W. S. Merwin, ecocriticism, and third wave feminism. She holds a B.A. in English and French with a minor in Spanish (2008), as well as a Master’s in Library Science (2009) from the University at Buffalo. She also spent the 2009–2010 academic year teaching English at the University of Maroua in Cameroon (Central Africa) as a Fulbright grantee. Currently she is working to increase graduate student involvement in the Emily Dickinson International Society through the online graduate community available at