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Biography of William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams (1883 - 1963)

Born in Rutherford, New Jersey, near the city of Paterson, William Carlos Williams studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. There he became friends with Ezra Pound and Hilda Doolittle (later known as H. D.) and started to think of his medical career as a means of supporting himself while he composed poetry, even as he interned in New York City and pursued postgraduate studies in Germany. Williams made Rutherford his lifelong home and practiced medicine until he retired, writing at night and spending weekends in New York City with other writers and artists.

Williams consciously wrote poetry that provided a counterpoint to that of Frost, Pound, and Eliot. In his work, he wished to speak like an American within an American context of small cities, immigrants, and workers. He wanted his poetic line to reflect the rhythm of everyday speech and drew his subject matter from ordinary surroundings -- a painting, a red wheelbarrow, a dish of plums. Williams's collections include Spring and All (both poetry and prose; 1923); Paterson, which was published in five books (1946, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1958); and Pictures from Brueghel (1962). Williams also wrote essays, some of which are collected in In the American Grain (1925).



59 Poems written by William Carlos Williams

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61371 The Young Housewife Comments and analysis of The Young Housewife by William Carlos Williams 83 Comments
49427 Spring And All Comments and analysis of Spring And All by William Carlos Williams 15 Comments
36420 The Dance Comments and analysis of The Dance by William Carlos Williams 7 Comments
30835 A Sort Of A Song Comments and analysis of A Sort Of A Song by William Carlos Williams 353 Comments
26639 Portrait Of A Lady Comments and analysis of Portrait Of A Lady by William Carlos Williams 2 Comments
21746 The Widow's Lament In Springtime Comments and analysis of The Widow's Lament In Springtime by William Carlos Williams 28 Comments
19014 Danse Russe Comments and analysis of Danse Russe by William Carlos Williams 8 Comments
17622 To A Poor Old Woman Comments and analysis of To A Poor Old Woman by William Carlos Williams 255 Comments
15675 To Waken An Old Lady Comments and analysis of To Waken An Old Lady by William Carlos Williams 19 Comments
15671 Willow Poem Comments and analysis of Willow Poem by William Carlos Williams 23 Comments
15639 The Hunters in the Snow Comments and analysis of The Hunters in the Snow by William Carlos Williams 56 Comments
15396 The Thing Comments and analysis of The Thing by William Carlos Williams 283 Comments
15344 Nantucket Comments and analysis of Nantucket by William Carlos Williams 7 Comments
14730 The Last Words Of My English Grandmother Comments and analysis of The Last Words Of My English Grandmother by William Carlos Williams 4 Comments
13790 Pastoral Comments and analysis of Pastoral by William Carlos Williams 445 Comments
13132 A Goodnight
13105 Winter Trees Comments and analysis of Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams 60 Comments
12385 To Elsie Comments and analysis of To Elsie by William Carlos Williams 1 Comment
11317 Sympathetic Portrait Of A Child Comments and analysis of Sympathetic Portrait Of A Child by William Carlos Williams 26 Comments
10639 A Celebration Comments and analysis of A Celebration by William Carlos Williams 249 Comments
9703 The Cold Night
9689 Heel & Toe To The End Comments and analysis of Heel & Toe To The End by William Carlos Williams 1 Comment
9570 The Poem Comments and analysis of The Poem by William Carlos Williams 4 Comments
9045 Blizzard Comments and analysis of Blizzard by William Carlos Williams 2 Comments
8991 Youth And Beauty
8747 The Desolate Field Comments and analysis of The Desolate Field by William Carlos Williams 4 Comments
8597 Berket And The Stars Comments and analysis of Berket And The Stars by William Carlos Williams 2 Comments
8499 Après le Bain Comments and analysis of Après le Bain by William Carlos Williams 28 Comments
7979 Dedication For A Plot Of Ground Comments and analysis of Dedication For A Plot Of Ground by William Carlos Williams 6 Comments
7930 Overture To A Dance Of Locomotives Comments and analysis of Overture To A Dance Of Locomotives by William Carlos Williams 3 Comments
7540 The Uses Of Poetry Comments and analysis of The Uses Of Poetry by William Carlos Williams 3 Comments
7339 To A Friend Comments and analysis of To A Friend by William Carlos Williams 14 Comments
6471 Suzanne
6077 Approach Of Winter
5974 Love Song Comments and analysis of Love Song by William Carlos Williams 15 Comments
5960 To A Friend Concerning Several Ladies Comments and analysis of To A Friend Concerning Several Ladies by William Carlos Williams 39 Comments
5920 Item Comments and analysis of Item by William Carlos Williams 1 Comment
5881 The Defective Record Comments and analysis of The Defective Record by William Carlos Williams 3 Comments
5845 Muier Comments and analysis of Muier by William Carlos Williams 1 Comment
5620 The Soughing Wind Comments and analysis of The Soughing Wind by William Carlos Williams 2 Comments
5614 Light Hearted William Comments and analysis of Light Hearted William by William Carlos Williams 2 Comments
4414 Light Hearted Author Comments and analysis of Light Hearted Author by William Carlos Williams 1 Comment
4374 This Is Just To Say Comments and analysis of This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams 228 Comments
3924 The Disputants Comments and analysis of The Disputants by William Carlos Williams 1 Comment
1835 Complete Destruction Comments and analysis of Complete Destruction by William Carlos Williams 24 Comments
1323 The Ivy Crown Comments and analysis of The Ivy Crown by William Carlos Williams 271 Comments
1136 Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus Comments and analysis of Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus by William Carlos Williams 13 Comments
1004 The Great Figure Comments and analysis of The Great Figure by William Carlos Williams 53 Comments
875 The Red Wheelbarrow Comments and analysis of The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams 575 Comments
755 Poem (As the cat) Comments and analysis of Poem (As the cat) by William Carlos Williams 19 Comments
697 April Is The Saddest Month Comments and analysis of April Is The Saddest Month by William Carlos Williams 3 Comments
688 Tract Comments and analysis of Tract by William Carlos Williams 493 Comments
636 The Crowd At The Ball Game Comments and analysis of The Crowd At The Ball Game by William Carlos Williams 16 Comments
600 from "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" Comments and analysis of from 4 Comments
512 The Term Comments and analysis of The Term by William Carlos Williams 2 Comments
499 Aux Imagistes Comments and analysis of Aux Imagistes by William Carlos Williams 4 Comments
498 Complaint Comments and analysis of Complaint by William Carlos Williams 2 Comments
346 The Late Singer Comments and analysis of The Late Singer by William Carlos Williams 1 Comment
310 Romance Moderne Comments and analysis of Romance Moderne by William Carlos Williams 3 Comments


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