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William Meredith

William MeredithAKA William Morris Meredith, Jr.

Born: 9-Jan-1919
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 30-May-2007
Location of death: New London, CT [1]
Cause of death: Respiratory failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [2]
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Partial Accounts

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1941-42); US Navy (pilot, WWII 1942-46, Korea 1952-54)


[1] Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, CT.

[2] Elaine Stoll, "William M. Meredith, Noted Poet, Dies At 88", The Day (Connecticut). Names Harteis as Meredith's life partner.

Father: William Morris Meredith
Mother: Nelley Keyser
Boyfriend: Richard Harteis (author/poet, until his death)

    University: AB, Princeton University (1940)
    Professor: English and Creative Writing, Princeton University (1946-50)
    Professor: English, University of Hawaii (1950-51)
    Professor: Connecticut College (1955-83)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1988 for Partial Accounts
    National Book Award for Poetry 1997 for Effort at Speech
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1975
    The New York Times Reporter (1940-41)
    Stroke 1983

Author of books:
Love Letter from an Impossible Land (1944, poetry)
Ships and Other Figures (1948, poetry)
The Open Sea and Other Poems (1957, poetry)
The Wreck of the Thresher and Other Poems (1964, poetry)
Reasons for Poetry, and The Reason for Criticism (1982, lectures)
Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems (1987, poetry)
Poems Are Hard to Read (1991)
Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems (1997, poetry)


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