William Morris Meredith Jr.
an American poet and educator. He was Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1978 to 1980.
Meredith was born in New York City to William Morris Meredith, Sr. and Nelley Keyser. He began writing while a college student at Princeton University where with his first volume of poetry Love Letter from an Impossible Land he was selected by Archibald MacLeish for publication as part of Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton in 1940, writing a senior thesis on Robert Frost.
He worked briefly for the New York Times before joining the United ... more »
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- Rhode Island
- Accidents of Birth
- Love Letter from an Impossible Land
- Tree Marriage
- Last Things
- The Open Sea
- The Illiterate
- Thoughts on One’s Head
- The Cheer
- Hazard's Optimism
- Earth Walk
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