William Meredith, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Connecticut College emeritus professor



Portrait of William Meredith by Dora Boneva,1981

Pulitzer Prize recipient William Meredith, one of the most influential contemporary American poets, was a professor of English at Connecticut College from 1955 to 1983 and was awarded the College Medal, the College´s highest honor, in 1996. He was named a professor emeritus upon retirement in 1983 and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1988.

Meredith was the author of 11 collections of poetry, a prose collection, and more than 100 appearances in anthologies, other books and journals.

In 1996 the College created the William Meredith Endowed Professorship at Connecticut College.

William Meredith Obituary from Connecticut College

Eulogy for William Meredith by Michael Collier ’76, Professor of English, the University of Maryland

Alumni memories of William Meredith

Memorial service for William Meredith, Oct. 9, 2007

William Meredith papers in the Special Collections of Connecticut College