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William Meredith

(1919—2007)


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(1919–),

poet born in New York City, after graduation from Princeton and service as a navy aviator has taught English at Connecticut College. Love Letter from an Impossible Land (1944) was in the Yale Series of Younger Poets, and succeeding volumes—Ships and Other Figures (1948), The Open Sea (1958), The Wreck of the Thresher (1964)—use his naval background for themes and show the influence upon him both of Frost and of a metaphysical tradition. Earth Walk (1970) gathers these poems and in new verse reflects upon them. Hazard, the Painter (1975) presents poetic reflections upon a fictional painter's life and art; and The Cheer (1980) collects recent poems. Meredith translated Apollinaire's Alcools (1964).

Subjects: Literature.


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