William Carlos Williams

American poet

William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) was an American poet and a medical doctor. His mother was born in Puerto Rico.[1] His father was raised in the Dominican Republic.[2][1]

William Carlos Williams
Williams in 1921
Williams in 1921
Born(1883-09-17)September 17, 1883
Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedMarch 4, 1963(1963-03-04) (aged 79)
Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationWriter, physician
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Literary movementModernism, Imagism
Notable works"This Is Just to Say"
"The Red Wheelbarrow"
"The Great Figure"
Paterson
Spring and All
Spouse
Florence Herman (m. 1912)

Williams' autobiography was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1952.[3] In 1963 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Pictures from Brueghel.[4] He also wrote short stories and novels. He was a major writer of modernist literature. He was friends with other important American poets such as Ezra Pound and Allen Ginsberg.[5]

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

  • Poems (1909)
  • The Tempers (1913)
  • Al Que Quiere! (1917)
  • Kora in Hell: Improvisations (1920)
  • Sour Grapes (1921)
  • Spring and All (1923)
  • In the American Grain (1925)
  • The Knife of the Times, and Other Stories (1932)
  • Collected Poems, 1921–1931 (1934)
  • An Early Martyr and Other Poems (1935)
  • Adam & Eve & The City (1936)
  • White Mule (1937)
  • The Complete Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, 1906–1938 (1938)
  • The Broken Span (1941)
  • The Wedge (1944)
  • Paterson Book I (1946); Book II (1948); Book III (1949); Book IV (1951); Book V (1958)
  • The Collected Later Poems (1950; rev. ed.1963)
  • The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams (1951)
  • The Selected Letters of William Carlos Williams (1957)
  • The Farmers' Daughters: Collected Stories (1961)
  • Collected Earlier Poems (1951; rev. ed., 1966)
  • The Desert Music and Other Poems (1954)
  • Journey to Love (1955)
  • Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems (1962)
  • Paterson (Books I–V in one volume), (1963)
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References

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Mariani, Paul L. (1990). William Carlos Williams: A New World Naked. New York, NY: W. W. Norton. pp. 2. ISBN 0-393-30672-0.
  2. "Pennsylvania Center for the Book". pabook.libraries.psu.edu. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  3. "The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2023-01-30.
  4. "Poetry". The Pultizer Prizes. 2023. Retrieved January 30, 2023.
  5. Poets, Academy of American. "About William Carlos Williams | Academy of American Poets". poets.org. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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