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C.K. Williams reads at Seton Hall
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C.K. WilliamsAcclaimed poet C.K. Williams will read from his work as part of the Poetry-in-the-Round reading series at 7 p.m. in Jubilee Hall Auditorium on Wednesday, March 13. This reading is made possible by a generous donation from the Giroux Foundation and the event is free and open to the public.

C. K. Williams is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Writers Writing Dying (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2012), Wait (2010), and Collected Poems (FSG, 2007). The Singing won the National Book Award for 2003, and his previous book, Repair, was awarded the 2000 Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. His collection Flesh and Blood received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Williams has also published a memoir, Misgivings: My Mother, My Father, Myself, in 2000, and has published translations of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis, Euripides’ Bacchae, and poems of Francis Ponge, among others. Williams was awarded the Twentieth Annual Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, an honor given to an American poet in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment. Among his honors are awards in literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Voelcker Career Achievement Award, and fellowships from the Lila Wallace Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Arts. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2003, and teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University. C.K. Williams is the Giroux Reader for the 2012-2013 Poetry-in-the-Round series, which is made possible by the generosity of the Giroux Foundation.

For more information please contact:
Nathan Oates
(347) 351-8828


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