Miller Williams is an author, poet, and founder of the University of Arkansas Press. He was selected by President Bill Clinton to read an original poem at the 1997 Presidential Inauguration.

The poem, Of History and Hope, can be found on the www.poetry.org website at http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/176494. Another example of a Miller Williams poem is Going Deaf, which can be found through www.americanlifeinpoetry.org.

Check the University of Arkansas Library Special Collections Exhibit (Fayetteville) for any special exhibits concerning the legacy of Miller Williams.

Fayetteville has a population of approximately 85,000 residents.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An Author Adventures Team member recently completed a research trip to Arkansas. This page will be updated soon.

This is the first stop on the Arkansas Trail!

Patricia Smart