Professor C.K. Williams Wins Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

April 11, 2000 11:52 a.m.

Poet C.K. Williams, a lecturer at Princeton University, has won the Pulitzer Prize for Repair , a collection of nearly 40 poems spanning such themes as love, memory, social disorder and the natural world.

Williams, a lecturer with the rank of professor who has been at Princeton for five years, teaches writing, poetry, and dramatic adaptation and translation. He wrote the poems in Repair over a period of two years, although some were begun long ago, he said.

"Without the Pulitzer Prize, C.K. Williams was one of the most distinguished poets of his generation - I think one of the best two or three poets writing in America," said poet Paul Muldoon, director of Princeton's creative writing program. "What's nice is to see a general recognition of that."

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