Alan B. Williamson, Professor of English at the University of California, Davis, is an author of poetry, short stories, and
books on poetry. His works include:
Westernness: a Meditation (2006),
Almost a Girl: Male Writers and Female Identification (2001),
Eloquence and Mere Life: Essays on the Art of Poetry (1994),
Presence: Poems (1983), and
Pity the Monsters: The Political Vision of Robert Lowell (1974), among others. The Alan Bacher Williamson Papers contain his poems, plays, short stories, and writing notebooks, as
well as literary correspondence, and manuscripts by Frank Bidart and Richard Wertime.
Alan Bacher Williamson was born on January 24, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois to George and Jehanne (Bacher) Williamson. He earned
a B.A. from Haverford College (1964), and an M.A. (1965) and Ph.D. (1969) from Harvard University.
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