The Collected Poems of Williams Carlos Williams: 1939-1962 (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 730 in the New Directions Paperbook series.
- #827: The Collected Stories of William Carlos Williams (Paperback): $21.95
- #1210: By Word of Mouth: Poems from the Spanish, 1916-1959 (Paperback): This item is currently unavailable and can not be ordered.
Considered by many to be the most characteristically American of our twentieth-century poets, William Carlos Williams "wanted to write a poem / that you would understand / ,,,But you got to try hard—."
So that readers could more fully understand the extent of Williams' radical simplicity, all of his published poetry, excluding Paterson, was reissued in two definite volumes, of which this is the first.
About the Author
Besides being a practicing physician, William Carlos Williams (1883–1963) was a poet, short-story writer, novelist, translator, playwright, and essayist whose contribution to the development of modern American poetry grew out of his commitment to recording the "local" experience of Rutherford, New Jersey, and its environs.