William Carlos Williams

Spring and All

originally published:

1923

We offered this copy of the first edition in 2008.

awards:

  • Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America(1923)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 9/17/1883
died: 3/4/1963
born as: William Carlos Williams

American poet who succeeded in making the ordinary appear extraordinary through the clarity and discreteness of his imagery. Williams, trained as a pediatrician, devoted himself to a lifetime of poetry writing and medical practice in his hometown. In Al Que Quiere! (1917), roughly translated "To Him Who Wants It," his style is distinctly his own. Characteristic poems that express Williams' fresh, direct impression of the sensuous world are the frequently anthologized "Lighthearted William" and "By the Road to the Contagious Hospital" and "The Red Wheelbarrow," both of the latter published in Spring and All (1923). - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

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