Biography

Day Merrill

Day Merrill is an American-born writer who spent time living first in New England then New York City working as a university administrator and career coach, the profession she continues to practice. She moved to Canada in 1995 and lives in Collingwood where she serves as the town’s first Poet Laureate.

While her first published poem appeared in her college literary magazine, Day set aside writing to pursue career and family, taking up the craft again at age 60. She is now working on several volumes of poetry, a first novel and a poetry-enhanced book on recovering from being fired. She shares her home with a husband, a rescue cat and dog and the occasional interloper from the wild.