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C. K. Williams
Born Charles Kenneth Williams
(1936-11-04)November 4, 1936
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died September 20, 2015(2015-09-20) (aged 78)
Hopewell, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Professor
Language English
Nationality American
Education Columbia High School;
Bucknell University
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Genre Poetry
Notable awards Pulitzer Prize for Poetry;
National Book Award;
National Book Critics Circle Award
Spouse Catherine Mauger

Charles Kenneth "C. K." Williams (November 4, 1936 – September 20, 2015) was an American poet, critic and translator. Williams won nearly every major poetry award. Flesh and Blood won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1987. Repair (1999) won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Singing won the National Book Award, 2003 and in 2005 Williams received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

Williams died of multiple myeloma.

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