Alexander challenged by inauguration poem

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Yale University Professor Elizabeth Alexander says creating a poem for the Washington inauguration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama will be a "challenge."

NHL: Atlanta 5, Buffalo 4 (OT)

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Jason Williams' overtime goal Friday night lifted the Atlanta Thrashers to a 5-4 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Buzz Williams resigns at UNO

NEW ORLEANS, July 7 (UPI) -- Buzz Williams has resigned as head basketball coach at the University of New Orleans after just one season.

In Sports from United Press International

A roundup of top sports stories.

Bears dump Miller, Williams

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Quarterback Jim Miller, who keyed the Chicago Bears' playoff drive in 2001, was released Wednesday, along with offensive tackle James "Big Cat" Williams.

Washington Agenda-Federal Agencies

For content questions, call 202-898-8291
By United Press International

Miller Williams (born April 8, 1930) is an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor. He has authored over twenty-five books and won several awards for his poetry. His accomplishments have been chronicled in Arkansas Biography. However, he is perhaps best known for reading a poem at President Clinton's 1997 inauguration.

Williams was born in Hoxie, Arkansas. He was educated in Arkansas, earning his bachelor's degree in biology from Arkansas State University, before completing a M.S. at the University of Arkansas in 1952. He taught in several universities in various capacities, first as a professor of biology and then of English literature. He is currently a professor emeritus of literature at the University of Arkansas. His best-known poem is "The Shrinking Lonesome Sestina," which displays the complicated form beautifully.

Miller received the 1963-64 Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and he won the 1991 Poets' Prize for his collection Living on the Surface.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Miller Williams."
Most Popular
Mars rover spots rock shaped like thigh bone
Miss Colombia hopeful disqualified for showing underboob
Nick Cannon confirms split from Mariah Carey
Birds lost their sweet tooth, hummingbirds got it back
Man who spent 24 years in prison for arson murder freed