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William Morris Meredith

educator , poet

William Morris Meredith, poet, English language educator. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1942; to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, PTO; to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, Korea. Member National Institute Arts and Letters.

Background

Meredith, William Morris was born on January 9, 1919 in New York City. Son of William Morris and Nelley Atkin (Keyser) Meredith.

Education

AB magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1940; Woodrow Wilson fellow, Princeton University, 1947.

Career

Copy boy, reporter New York Times, 1940-1941. Instructor English Princeton University, 1946, 47-48, 49-50. Assistant professor English University Hawaii, 1950-1951.

Associate professor Connecticut College, 1955-1965, professor English, 1965-1983. Opera critic Hudson Review, 1955-1956. Instructor Bread Loaf School English, Middlebury College, 1958-1962.

Director humanities Upward Bound program, Connecticut College, 1964-1968. Poetry consultant Library of Congress, 1978-1980. Chancellor Academy American Poets.

Member Connecticut Commission Arts, 1963-1965.

Achievements

  • National Institute Arts and Letters.

Works

book Love Letter from an Impossible Land book Ships And Other Figures book SHIPS AND OTHER FIGURES. [Poems] book The Open Sea and Other Poems book Wreck of the Thresher & Other Poems (Maritime) book The Wreck Of The Thresher And Other Poems book 2 Shakspearian Tales in Verse the Tempest and the Winters Tale book Canadian seasons : spring, summer, autumn, winter : with a medley of reveries in verse and prose, and other curios book An Account of the Operations Carried On for Accomplishing a Trigonometrical Survey of England and Wales: From the Commencement, in the Year 1784, to the End of the Year 1796 .... book An account of the operations carried on for accomplishing a trigonometrical survey of England and Wales; from the commencement, in the year 1784, to the end of the year 1796 book An account of the operations carried on for accomplishing a trigonometrical survey of England and Wales; from the commencement, in the year 1784, to the end of the year 1796.   Volume 1 of 3 book An account of the operations carried on for accomplishing a trigonometrical survey of England and Wales; from the commencement, in the year 1784, to the end of the year 1796.   Volume 2 of 3 book Earth Walk: New and Selected Poems book Earth walk: New and selected poems / William Meredith book Hazard, The Painter book Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems book Effort as Speech: New and Selected Poems book Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems (Hardback) - Common book Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems by Meredith, William (1997) Paperback book Reasons for Poetry & The Reason for Criticism: Two Lectures delivered at the Library of Congress on May 7, 1979 and May 5, 1980 book Poems Are Hard to Read (Poets on Poetry) book [(Poems are Hard to Read)] [Author: William Meredith] published on (April, 1991) book Eighteenth-Century English Minor Poets (The Laurel Poetry Series) book Poets of Bulgaria book Canadian seasons : spring, summer, autumn, winter : with a medley of reveries in verse and prose, and other curios book Canadian Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter; With A Medley Of Reveries In Verse And Prose And Other Curios (1913) book An account of the operations carried on for accomplishing a trigonometrical survey of England and Wales; from the commencement, in the year 1784, to the end of the year 1796.   Volume 3 of 3 book Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems by William Meredith (18-Jul-2011) Paperback book Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems Hardcover - May 1, 1997 book Annals of Aberdeen from the Reign of King William the Lion, to the end of the Year 1818 Volume 1 ; with an account of the city, cathedral, and university of Old Aberdeen book Annals of Aberdeen from the Reign of King William the Lion, to the end of the Year 1818 Volume 2 ; with an account of the city, cathedral, and university of Old Aberdeen book Annals Of Aberdeen From The Reign Of King William The Lion, To The End Of The Year 1818: With An Account Of The City, Cathedral, And University Of Old Aberdeen, Volume 1 book Annals of Aberdeen, from the reign of King William the Lion, to the end of the year 1818 (v.2): with an account of the city, cathedral, and university of old Aberdeen book Annals of Aberdeen, From the Reign of King William the Lion, to the End of the Year 1818, Vol. 1: With an Account of the City, Cathedral, and University of Old Aberdeen (Classic Reprint) book Annals of Aberdeen: From the Reign of King William the Lion, to the End of the Year 1818; with an Account of the City, Cathedral and University of Old Aberdeen, Volume 2 book Effort At Speech New & Selected Poems book Cambrian Bibliography: Containing an Account of the Books Printed in the Welsh Language, or Relating to Wales, from the Year 1546 to the End of the Eighteenth Century. With Biographical Notices book Cambrian bibliography: containing an account of the books printed in the Welsh language, or relating to Wales, from the year 1546 to the end of the eighteenth century. With biographical notices book Cambrian Bibliography: Containing An Account Of The Books Printed In The Welsh Language, Or Relating To Wales, From The Year 1546 To The End Of The Eighteeth Century. With Biographical Notices... book FAMOUS TALES OF THE FANTASTIC: Invisible Boy; The King is Dead Long Live the King; The Speckled Band; Comrade Pigeon; The Crossways; The Roll-Call of the Reef; The Ballroom; The Bottle Imp; The Magic Shop book Cambrian bibliography; containing an account of the books printed in the Welsh language, or relating to Wales, from the year 1546 to the end of the eighteeth century. With biographical notices book Tales From Shakespeare In Verse: The Winters Tale book A new and universal history of England, from the earliest authentic accounts, to the end of the year 1770. ...Embelished and illustrated with a great number of curious copper-plates  Volume 2 of 2 book A new and universal history of England, from the earliest authentic accounts, to the end of the year 1770. Embelished and illustrated with a great number of curious copper-plates  Volume 1 of 2 book Annals of Aberdeen from the reign of King William the Lion, to the end of the year 1818 with an account of the city, cathedral and university of old Aberdeen. 1 book Winter reveries, and other bits of verse book Tales from Shakespeare in Verse: The Tampling of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Winters Tale, The Merchant of Venice book Winter, A Season In Verse book ***RE-PRINT*** Winter reveries, and other bits of verse

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1941-1942, to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946, PTO, to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, Korea. Member National Institute Arts and Letters.

Connections

father:
William Morris Meredith

mother:
Nelley Atkin (Keyser) Meredith