Williams Carlos Williams

Williams Carlos Williams was an American Imagist poet, novelist, essayist and playwright, with a forty-year career as a practicing physician. Mentored by his friend Ezra Pound, he believed writing should be intimately connected with the local environment and mirror the speech of ordinary people, with freshness and economy. Collections of his poems include Spring and All, The Desert Music and Other Poems, Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems and Paterson. He died in 1963. (Photo: Yale University Collections)

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