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C. K. Williams (born Charles Kenneth Williams on November 4, 1936) is an American poet, critic and translator. Williams has won nearly every major poetry award. Flesh and Blood won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1987. Repair (1999) won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Singing won the National Book Award, 2003 and in 2005 Williams received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The 2012 film Tar related aspects of Williams' life using his poetry.


C. K. Williams is an American poet. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1936. He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey, and received his higher education at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career as a poet in the early 1960s.

He was a National Book Award finalist poet for Repair (1999). He is author of books including The Bacchae of Euripides, A Dream of Mind, Love about Love, Misgivings: My Mother, My Father, Myself, Poetry and Consciousness, Repair, and Selected Poems.

He teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton University, and divides his time between Princeton and Paris.

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