Hummingbird, a poem for Patricia C. Willis, by Jeredith Merrin



Jeredith Merrin’s CUP, a special honoree in the 2013 Able Muse Book Award, is her third collection; her previous books, Shiftand Bat Ode, appeared in the University of Chicago Press Phoenix Poets series.  She authored An Enabling Humility:  Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and the Uses of Tradition, and her reviews and essays (on Moore, Bishop, John Clare, Charlotte Mew, Kenneth Koch, Yehuda Amichai, and others) have appeared in The Southern Review and elsewhere.  Her poems may be found in such journals as Ploughshares, Slate, The Southern Poetry Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Yale Review.  A retired Professor of English (The Ohio State University), she lives near Phoenix, Arizona, and is currently completing a chapbook, having to do with owls.