C. K. Williams

1936–2015
C. K. Williams

C.K. Williams was born in Newark, New Jersey, and attended the University of Pennsylvania. He won several major awards, published several books of translations, and was a creative writing professor at Princeton University. In his poetry, Williams was concerned with complicated psychological states and the way people relate to the larger world. His poems often connect a particular place to a mind observing the place to create a nuanced understanding of life. 

Poems

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