William Carlos Williams

(17 September 1883 – 4 March 1963 / New Jersey)

William Carlos Williams
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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.


Early Years

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 ... more »

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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 ...
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  • ''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.''
    William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. Journal entry for July 7, 1929. The Embodiment Of Knowledge (1974).
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  • ''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.''
    William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), U.S. poet. "To Elsie," Spring and All (1923).
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Best Poem of William Carlos Williams

The Red Wheelbarrow

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

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