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

What People are Saying

"I learned that I enjoyed poetry - a lot. I'm known as the "football guy" at my school and it surprised me, and others, that poetry would be a big part of my life. Also, I realized that I not bad at performing and public speaking."
Marquavious Moore
2017 TN POL Champion