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Poet, New Jersey and Paris

Berlin Prize Fellow - Class of Fall 1998

The poet C. K. Williams was an American poet, critic, and translator and had been a professor for English and composition at Princeton University since 1996. When he was not teaching, he and his wife lived in Paris.

Williams received numerous awards for his poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize, in 2000. He was the winner of the PEN/Voelker Career Achievement Award in Poetry in 1998 and the National Book Critics Award for his collection Flesh and Blood and was the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and Woodrow Wilson-Lila Wallace fellowships.

Williams’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Akzent, New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Berkeley Review, Lettres International, and Paris Review.

He died in Hopewell, New Jersey, on September 20, 2015.

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