C. K. Williams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
C. K. Williams
CKWilliams.jpg
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.
OccupationProfessor
LanguageEnglish
NationalityAmerican
EducationColumbia High School;
Bucknell University
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
GenrePoetry
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry;
National Book Award;
National Book Critics Circle Award
SpouseCatherine Mauger

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.

Williams died of multiple myeloma.

References[change | change source]

  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.