William Meredith

1919–2007
William Meredith

The art of William Meredith conceals its artistry; though seemingly casual and conversational, his verse is painstakingly crafted. Born in New York City in 1919, and educated at Princeton, he served in both World II and the Korean War. A professor for many years at Connecticut College, he has also won praise for his translations, and was made an honorary Bulgarian citizen for his work with that land’s literature.

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"I do Poetry Out Loud because the everyday me is very shy and easily stumbles over words, mangling meaning and botching simple conversations. Yet, when I recite poetry it is an opportunity for me to become someone else––an embodiment of the poem. Slowly, step by step, I think Poetry Out Loud is helping me to become a braver, more confident person, even if I still tremble when I get on stage."
Rose Horowitz
2016 ME POL Champion