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.
I have eaten
that were in
Let the snake wait under
and the writing
be of words, slow and quick, sharp
You sullen pig of a man
you force me into the mud
with your stinking ash-cart!
Poe gives the sense for the first time in America, that literature is serious, not a matter of courtesy but of truth.
Afraid lest he be caught up in a net of words, tripped up, bewildered and so defeated—thrown aside—a man hesitates to write down his innermost convictions.
The pure products of America go crazy—mountain folk from Kentucky or the ribbed north end of Jersey with its isolate lakes and valleys, its deaf-mutes, thieves.