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Poet Miller Williams dies at 84
Poet Miller Williams dies at 84

Miller Williams, who died on New Year’s Day at 84, led an exemplary literary life. Poet, professor, mentor, he spent the last half century actively engaged in not just his own work but also facilitating the work of others; at Loyola University, he started the New Orleans Review, and later, after moving to the University of Arkansas (where he taught until his retirement in 2003), he founded and directed the University of Arkansas Press. He also served as poet for Bill Clinton’s second presidential inauguration and was the father of the musician Lucinda Williams, with whom he performed, at times, during his later years. “My poetry and her songs,” William said in a...

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