C. K. Williams
|C. K. Williams|
|Born||Charles Kenneth Williams
November 4, 1936
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||September 20, 2015
Hopewell, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||Columbia High School;
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
|Notable award(s)||Pulitzer Prize for Poetry;
National Book Award;
National Book Critics Circle Award
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, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Singing won the National Book Award, 2003 and in 2005 Williams received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.
Williams died of multiple myeloma.