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 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.

What People are Saying

"I learned to enjoy older poems. At first, I hated the requirement that I had to choose a poem that was pre-20th century. However, as time went by, I began to enjoy the poems more and more. My favorite pre-20th century poet is now Emily Bronte. "
Eseme Segbefia
2018 NY POL Champ