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C.K. Williams
"Poems Old and New"

The Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture

Tuesday, September 22
McCrary Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Biography

C.K. Williams is the author of ten books of poetry, the most recent of which is Collected Poems (2006). The Singing won the National Book Award for 2003, and 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. A book of essays, Poetry and Consciousness, appeared in 1998. Recently he was awarded the Twentieth Annual Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, an honor given to an American poet in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment.

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Recent Articles on C.K. Williams

"False Consolations"
by Dan Chiasson
Published: December 24, 2006/New York Times

"A Poet Watches Himself as He Watches the World"
by Richard Eder
Published: December 25, 2006/New York Times

Ticket Information

Admission to the Baird Pulitzer Prize lecture is $12 or Elon ID. Tickets available Tuesday, September 1 at the Center for the Arts box office.