Professor Emeritus of English Andrew Merton has published his second full-length book of poetry, “Lost and Found“ (Accents Publishing). The collection continues the poignant, personable humor from his first work, “Evidence that We Are Descended from Chairs,” but adds a confessional flavor that gives his new work a more nonfictional feel. “Lost and Found“ is an autobiographical journey that begins at conception and extends beyond the grave, and spans the spectrum from realism to the surreal.
Merton is a journalist, essayist and poet. His first book of poetry, “Evidence that We Are Descended from Chairs,” with a foreword by Charles Simic (Accents Publishing, 2012) was named Outstanding Book of Poetry for 2013–2014 by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project. Merton retired from UNH earlier this year.