Acclaimed poet C.K. Williams to read from work at Washington University April 22

Acclaimed poet C.K. Williams will read from his work at 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, as part of Washington University’s Writing Program Spring Reading Series.

The reading is free and open to the public and takes place in Hurst Lounge, Room 201, Duncker Hall, on the University’s Hilltop Campus. A reception and booksigning will follow and copies of Williams’ books will be available for purchase. For more information, call (314) 935-7130.

C.K. Williams
C.K. Williams

Williams is the author of numerous books of poetry, including The Singing (2003), winner of the National Book Award; Repair (1999), winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize; The Vigil (1997); A Dream of Mind (1992); and Flesh and Blood (1987), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Williams also has published five works of translation, including Selected Poems of Francis Ponge (1994); Canvas, by Adam Zagajewski (with Renata Gorczynski and Benjamin Ivry, 1991); The Bacchae of Euripides (1990); and The Lark. The Thrush. The Starling. (Poems from Issa) (1983).

Williams’ many honors include an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry and a Pushcart Prize. He teaches creative writing at Princeton University and lives part of each year in Paris.

Calendar Summary

WHO: Poet C.K. Williams

WHAT: Reading from his work

WHEN: 4 p.m. Friday, April 22

WHERE: Hurst Lounge, Room 201 Duncker Hall

COST: Free

INFORMATION: (314) 935-7130