MERRIN, Jeredith. American, b. 1944. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: University of California, Berkeley, instructor in gifted program, 1983-85; Ohio State University, Columbus, assistant professor, 1987-93, associate professor, 1993-97, professor of English, 1997-. Presenter of workshops and poetry readings. Publications: An Enabling Humility: Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and the Uses of Tradition, 1990; Shift (poems), 1996; Bat Ode (poems), 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles, poems, and reviews to periodicals. Address: Department of English, Ohio State University, 164 West 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, U.S.A.