James Merrill (1926-1995) and David Noyes Jackson in Athens, 14 October 1973. Credit: Judith Moffett,

Ouija: How the Spirit World Helped a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet

Sois sage dear heart & set my teachings down  If you do not your world will be undone & heaven itself turn to one grinning skull.1 These lines appear in the poem “The Will,” by James Merrill (1926-1995), arguably the […]