William Matthews

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  • Terrence Doody (Rice University)

William Matthews was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1942 and died suddenly in November, 1997, in New York City. The last book he saw to publication, Time & Money (1995), won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and in 1997 he won the Modern Poetry Association's Ruth Lilly Award. After he graduated from Yale College and earned a Master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he began his teaching career at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. He then taught at Cornell University, where he ran a small press, and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. From 1978 to 1983, he was a professor of English at the University of Washington in Seattle; from 1983 until his death, he taught at the City College of New …

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Doody, Terrence. "William Matthews". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 October 2000
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