William Meredith (1919 – 2007) was an American poet who won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He was also a translator of Bulgarian and French poetry. He spent much of his life in New England, His first collection Love Letter from an Impossible Land (Yale University Press, 1944) was published when he was a young naval officer. He went on to publish several other collections, including two after suffering a major stroke. The William Meredith Foundation continues his legacy by promoting the reading and writing of poetry.