William Morris Meredith Jr. (January 9, 1919 – May 30, 2007 / New York City)
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.
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- “Do Not Embrace Your Mind’s New Negro Fr...
- Accidents of Birth
- Earth Walk
- Effort At Speech
- Five Accounts of a Monogamous Man
- Hazard Faces a Sunday in the Decline
- Hazard's Optimism
- In Loving Memory of the Late Author of D...
- Last Things
- Love Letter from an Impossible Land
- Navy Field
- Notes for an Elegy
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''Oh, there are people, all right, settled in the sea;William Meredith (b. 1919), U.S. poet. The Open Sea (l. 4-6). . . Moods of the Sea; Masterworks of Sea Poetry. George C. Solley and Eric Steinbaug...
It is as populous as Maine today,
But no one who will give you the time of day.''