William Carlos Williams

American poet

William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) was an American poet and a medical doctor. He was Latino. His mother was born in Puerto Rico. His father was raised in the Dominican Republic.[1]

Williams also won a National Book Award. He won winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the book Pictures from Brueghel. He also wrote short stories and a novel. He was a major figure of modernist literature. He was friends with other important American poets such as Ezra Pound and Allen Ginsberg.[2]

His famous books are Kora in Hell (1920), Spring and All (1923), Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems (1962), the epic poem Paterson (1963, 1992), and Imaginations (1970).


  1. "Pennsylvania Center for the Book". pabook.libraries.psu.edu. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  2. Poets, Academy of American. "About William Carlos Williams | Academy of American Poets". poets.org. Retrieved 2021-07-21.