|Born||Stanley Miller Williams|
April 8, 1930
Hoxie, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||January 1, 2015 (aged 84)|
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
|Occupation||Poet, translator, publisher|
Miller Williams (April 8, 1930 – January 1, 2015) was an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor. He wrote over 25 books and won several awards for his poetry. He was perhaps best known for reading a poem at President Clinton's 1997 inauguration. One of his best-known poems was "The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina."
Books[change | change source]
- A Circle of Stone, 1965
- So Long at the Fair, 1968
- Halfway from Hoxie, 1973
- Why God Permits Evil, 1977, Louisiana State University Press
- The Boys on Their Bony Mules, 1983, Louisiana State University Press
- Patterns of Poetry, 1986, Louisiana State University Press
- Living on the Surface, 1989
- Adjusting to the Light, 1992, University of Missouri Press
- Points of Departure, 1994
- The Ways We Touch: Poems, 1997, University of Illinois Press
- Some Jazz a While: Collected Poems, 1999, University of Illinois Press, ISBN 978-0-252-06774-7
- Making a Poem: Some Thoughts About Poetry and the People Who Write It, 2006, Louisiana State University Press, ISBN 978-0-8071-3132-9
- Time and the Tilting Earth: Poems, 2008, Louisiana State University Press, ISBN 978-0-8071-3353-8
References[change | change source]
Other websites[change | change source]
- Farnsworth, Elizabeth. Jan. 16, 1996. Interview with Miller Williams. American Poetry/PBS Online Newshour. 
- Rosenthal, Harry. Jan 20, 1997. "Poet Addresses Inaugural Event." Washington Post. 
- "Miller Williams." 2003. Entry in Contemporary Authors Online. Gale.
- Gatewood, Willard B. October 28, 2009. "Miller Williams." Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture
More reading[change | change source]
- Burns, Michael (ed.) 1991. Miller Williams and the Poetry of the Particular. Columbia, Mo: University of Missouri Press.
- Correspondence and other materials. Miller Williams Collection, 1950–1995. Fayetteville, Ar: University of Arkansas Libraries, Special Collections Division, Manuscript Collection 1387. http://libinfo.uark.edu/specialcollections/findingaids/todd.html