William with Mikey, his yellow lab.

As one of America's foremost poetic voices, William Meredith has been the subject of several scholarly studies.


Dickey, James. Babel to Byzantium: Poets and Poetry Now. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1968. 197- 198.

Heyen, William. American Poets in 1976. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1976. 190-199

Howard, Richard. "William Meredith: All of a Piece and Clever and at Some Level, True." Alone In America: Essays on the Art o Poetry in the United States Since 1950 New York, Atheneum Publishers, 1980. 372-85.

Rotella, Guy. Three Contemporary Poets of New England: Meredith, Booth, and Davison. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1983.



Clagget, Mary Frances. "Afraid and Letter Proud." The English Journal 53, 1964. 700-701.

Gregerson, Linda. Review of "Partial Accounts: New and Selected Poems." Poetry, February, 1988, 423-426

Harteis, Richard. "William Meredith." Contemporary Authors Autobiography Series, Vol. 14, Detroit and London, Gale Research Co., 1991. 219-236

Helms, Alan. "Hazards." Parnassus: Poetry in Review 4, 1976. 220-24.

Herrington, Neva. "The Language of the Tribe: William Meredith's Poetry." Southwest Review, March 3, 1984. 263-4

Hirsch, Edward. "Meredith, The Poet." The Nation 67, 1982. 263-264.

"The Luck of It." American Poets in 1976.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976. 192-99.

Ludwig, Richard M. "The Muted Lyrics of William Meredith." Princeton University Library Chronicle 25, 1963. 73-85.

Moul, Keith. "William Meredith." Dictionary of Literary Biography: American Poets Since World War II, Vol. 5. Detroit and London, Gale Research, 1980. 46-53

Shiras, Mary. "To Give Names." Commonweal 67, 1958. 437-39.

Taylor, Henry. "In Charge of Morale in a Morbid Time: The Poetry of WIlliam Meredith." The Hollins Critic 16, 1979. 1-15.

Walsh, Betsy. "Sunlight of the Mind...?" The Barat Review 6, 1971. 51-61.

"William Meredith." Contemporary Literary Criticism 13, 1980. 372-6.

"William Meredith." Contemporary Literary Criticism 22, 1982. 301-303.

Young, Vernon. "Poetry Chronicle: The Light is Dark Enough." The Hudson Review. 34, 1981. 141-54.


Fitzgerald, Gregory and Paul Ferguson. "The Frost Tradition: A Conversation With William Meredith." Southwest Review 57, 1972. 108-117.

Hirsch, Edward. "The Art of Poetry XXXIV: William Meredith." The Paris Review 95, 1985. 36-64. Click here to read an excerpt

Kieran, David. "Poems, Friends, and Students: William Meredith Discusses His Life." July 21, 1998.Click here to read the complete text.

Parry, Betty. "A Conversation." Plum-Review 3, 1992. 71-74.



Atlantic Monthly. "Short Reviews: The Cheer." February, 1981, 94-95

Bagby, George F. "William Meredith Bears Witness to a 'Galaxy Well Made.'" Richmond Times Dispatch, 15 February, 1998.

Boyd, Blanche McCrary. "A Partial Account." Connecticut's Finest, Summer, 1989. 10-14.

Breslin, Paul. "Four Poets." The New York Times Book Review, 22 March, 1981. 14, 31

Brinnin, John Malcolm. "Hazard the Painter." The New York Times Book Review, September 21, 1975

Collier, Michael. "Chapter and Verse: William Meredith earns National Book Award." Connecticut College Magazine, Winter 1998. 12-13.

Dufresne, Bethe. "The Poems and Music of Two Men 'Exactly Collide." The Day [New London], 22 July, 1994.

Flamm, Matthew. "Plain Songs." The Village Voice, August 18, 1987, 52

Hall, Carla. "The Pulitzers: Reflections on a Day of Glory." The Washington Post, April 1, 1998.

Hirsch, Edward. "Bleak Visions, Hand-Clapping Lessons." The New York Times Book Review, July 31, 1988, 20-21

Kirsch, Adam. "Voice Lessons." The Boston Phoenix Literary Supplement, August 1997.

Shain, Charles E. "June: Princeton Polo Field: Thoughts presented on the naming of a chair for a beloved professor." Connecticut College Magazine, January 1997. 10-11

Taylor, Frances Grandy. "A Poet's Voice Is Restored." Hartford Courant, 22 November, 1997.

Taylor, Frances Grandy. "William Meredith Honored for Poetry." Hartford Courant, 20 November, 1997.

Taylor, Henry. "The Poetic Voice: An Appreciation of Meredith's 'Effort at Speech.'" The Day [New London], 16 November, 1997.

Timberg, Scott. "Poet Meredith Honored by his Peers." The Day [New London], 6 October 1996.