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2018: Epic Voices: James Merrill’s The Book of Ephraim with Langdon Hammer & Stephen Yenser

Stephen Yenser and Langdon Hammer

Stephen Yenser and Langdon Hammer

Recorded At: Recorded On: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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On the eve of Halloween, join Langdon Hammer, James Merrill’s biographer, and Stephen Yenser, Merrill’s literary executor, and as they consider James Merrill’s The Book of Ephraim, which he composed via experiments with a Ouija board and became the first book of his epic trilogy The Changing Light at Sandover. Released for the first time as a stand-alone volume, The Book of Ephraim continues to be a touchstone for diverse poetic practices, from chance operations to occult poetics. Introduction by Poets House Program Director Paolo Javier.