Miller Williams

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Birthday
8, 1930
Birthplace
Hoxie, AR
Death Date
Jan 1, 2015 (84)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1930
Birthplace
Hoxie, AR
Death Date
Jan 1, 2015 (84)

About

American poet, editor, and translator known for Living on the Surface, So Long at the Fair, The Ways We Touch, and other poetry collections. He was the 1991 recipient of the Poets' Prize and the 1963 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship.

Before Fame

He studied biology at Arkansas State University and zoology at the University of Arkansas. He published his debut poetic work, A Circle of Stone, in 1965.

Trivia

He was born with a congenital disorder known as spina bifida.

Family Life

He married Jordan Williams, with whom he had three children. The couple's daughter, Lucinda Williams, grew up to be a Grammy Award-winning singer.

Associated With

He read his poem "Of History and Hope" at the 1997 presidential inauguration of fellow Arkansan Bill Clinton.