William Carlos Williams
an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine, having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician"; but during his lifetime, Williams excelled at both.
Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey to an English father and a Puerto Rican mother. He received his primary and secondary education in Rutherford until 1897, when he was sent for two years to a school near Geneva and to the Lycée Condorcet in Paris. He attended the Horace Mann High School upon his return ... more »
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- This is Just to Say
- The Red Wheelbarrow
- A Sort of a Song
- A Goodnight
- A Celebration
- Approach of Winter
- The Young Housewife
- Complete Destruction
- "Libertad! Igualdad! Fraternidad!"
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''Poe gives the sense for the first time in America, that literature is serious, not a matter of courtesy but of truth.''William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. (First published 1925). "In the American Grain," The Recognition of Edgar Allan Poe, ed. E.W. Carlson ...
''Afraid lest he be caught up in a net of words, tripped up, bewildered and so defeatedthrown asidea man hesitates to write down his innermost convictions.''William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. Journal entry for July 7, 1929. The Embodiment Of Knowledge (1974).
''The pure products of America go crazymountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves.''William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. "To Elsie," Spring and All (1923).
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886)
(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)