William Meredith, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Connecticut College emeritus professor
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, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Connecticut College emeritus professor, dies at 88
- 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