Williamson’s critical writing includes Almost a Girl: Male Writers and Female Identification (2001), Eloquence and Mere Life: Essays on the Art of Poetry (1994), and Pity the Monsters: The Political Vision of Robert Lowell (1974).
His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a grant from the Massachusetts Arts Council. Williamson, who has taught at the University of Virginia, Harvard University, and Brandeis University, joined the UC Davis faculty in 1983. The university library holds a selection of his papers.
Poems By ALAN WILLIAMSON
Articles By ALAN WILLIAMSON
- Koan Ranger
The latest Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize winner talks about spontaneity, Whitman's influence on Chinese poetics, and saying "thank you" in Japan.
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