C. K. Williams

American poet and critic (1936-2015)

Charles Kenneth "C. K." Williams (November 4, 1936 – September 20, 2015) was an American poet, critic and translator. Williams won nearly every major poetry award. Flesh and Blood won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1987. Repair (1999) won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry,[1] was a National Book Award finalist[2] and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Singing won the National Book Award, 2003[3] and in 2005 Williams received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

C. K. Williams
BornCharles Kenneth Williams
(1936-11-04)November 4, 1936
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedSeptember 20, 2015(2015-09-20) (aged 78)
Hopewell, New Jersey, U.S.
EducationColumbia High School;
Bucknell University
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry;
National Book Award;
National Book Critics Circle Award
SpouseCatherine Mauger

Williams died of multiple myeloma.

References Edit

  1. "C.K. Williams Pulitzer Prize for Poetry". The Pulitzer Prizes.
  2. "National Book Awards – 1999". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-04-08.
  3. "C.K. Williams C.K. WIlliams National Book Award". National Book Foundation. Archived from the original on 2012-06-11. Retrieved 2015-09-21.