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Williams elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

Poet C.K. Williams is one of eight new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an honorary academy of 250 American artists, writers and composers. A formal induction ceremony will take place in May.

A lecturer with the rank of professor in the Council of the Humanities and in the Program in Creative Writing, Williams' 16th book of poetry, "Repair," won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. His 1987 book, "Flesh and Blood," won the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry. That book and "The Vigil," published in 1996, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.

Williams also is the author of translations and "Misgivings: My Mother, My Father, Myself," an "autobiographical meditation," published in 2000. He is the editor of several poetry and essay collections.

Among his many awards and honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN/Voelcker Career Achievement Award in Poetry, a literature award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin. Williams joined the Princeton faculty in 1995.

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