Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, C.K. Williams, to visit Georgia Southern(07:30PM)
posted by Kim Walker
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, C.K. Williams, to visit Georgia Southern
7:30PM on Thu, Feb 19, 2009
The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University
C.K. Williams, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his collection titled Repair and the National Book Award for his collection, The Singing, will be at the Performing Arts Center on Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Williams has won numerous awards, including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. He will be reading from his work and speaking. He is brought to the campus and community by the Campus Life Enrichment Committee.
Williams’ highly readable poetic style involves long lines of unrhyming free verse. His subjects are modern and predominately urban. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. William Deresiewicz, writing for the New York Times said, “Williams’ scorching honesty has always been his calling card. His poetry proceeds from a moral impulse. Everything, in his work, is held up to the most exacting ethical scrutiny, beginning with the poet himself.” Along with his accomplishments as a poet, Williams is highly regarded as a reader of poetry. The event is free and open to the public.