April 8, 1930
Poet Miller Williams was born in Hoxie (Lawrence County). Williams was one of the foremost American poets of the post–World War II era. He served as a professor of English, foreign languages, and comparative literature at the University of Arkansas (UA) in Fayetteville (Washington County) for more than three decades and was a key figure in the university’s nationally known programs in creative writing and translation. His daughter Lucinda Williams is a nationally known singer and songwriter.