C. K. Williams was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1936. He is the author of 19 poetry collections, including Flesh and Blood (1987), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Repair (1999), winner of the Pulitzer Prize; and The Singing (2003), winner of the National Book Award. His other honors include a fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. A Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets from 2004 to 2010, Williams taught in the creative writing program at Princeton University until just before his death in 2015.
Audio Recordings with C. K. Williams
- Adam Zagajewski and C.K. Williams reading their poems in the Mumford Room, Library of Congress, Feb. 29, 1996