Selected Poems by William Carlos Williams

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Read Selected Poems Online Free - Opening with Professor Tomlinson's superbly clear and helpful introduction this selection reflects the most up-to-date Williams scholarship. In addition to including many more pieces, Tomlinson has organized the whole in chronological order.

It isn't what he [the poet] says that counts as a work of art," Williams maintained, "it's what he makes, with such intensity of purpose that it lives with an intrinsic movement of its own to verify its authenticity.

Title : Selected Poems
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ISBN : 081120958X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 302 pages


Bethany rated it ★★★★☆

December 11, 2010

This Is Just to Say I have finished the book by William Carlos Williams and which was edited by a Robert Pinsky I am sorry for it was lovely and now it's done

Jonfaith rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

the faces are raised as toward the light there is no detail extraneous You know, I credit Mike Puma with this turn, oh and Robert Zimmerman and maybe Ezra Pound. All these loose associations led a curious thrust into verse these last days of 2015. It might prove habit forming. There is something rem...

Madeline rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 28, 2010

William Carlos Williams frustrates me. I just don't get him, and that makes me mad. He writes stuff like this: "so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens" and I don't know what the hell he's talking about. In my poetry class we spent at least 45 minutes disc...

Dolors rated it ★★★★★

March 21, 2013

LOVE WCW. Analysis of "Young Woman at a window" As it happened with Ezra Pound's poem "In a Station of the Metro", which was at first a thirty lines poem reduced finally to two verses, we are confronted by two versions of the same poem by Williams. In both cases, the second versions were reduced an...

Myles rated it ★★★★☆

March 17, 2015

Poetry stripped of its wreaths and laurels, made sharp, laconic, and painful. At one point, Williams notes how the remains of a shattered cathedral window strewn out on the ground is of greater value than its original form. He is perpetually angry at a static world, complacent in its old age. So...

Shawn rated it ★★★★★

December 09, 2008

This is what poetry should be - unabashed, symbolic, conversational, creative and reflective of a view mainly outside of oneself in the sense that is has something to cause others to 'go outside', too. Stylistically, Williams is hard to beat - layers of subtle rhymes, repeats in the right places,...

Kaion rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 05, 2015

i dont think ill ever be a big fan of william carlos williams what kind of dude does the red wheelbarrow the kind with a lastname first name the same as his last name anyway he didnt only write in imagist adverbscostextra but also jagged modern or neoclassic paint excised of canvas in his way a real forma...

Andrea rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2009

I have known that cat (p70) and I thrill in the knowledge that you have given in to the need for plums.. (p74). I cannot resist a quiet visit with WCW every once in a while, to celebrate the simply elaborate human condition.

Simon rated it ★★★★☆

September 08, 2017

I like these poems, they are long and mostly short, subject specific and place oriented, both plain and flourished. With a gr's wink here is a few stanzas from book three "The Library" from "Paterson." 'A cool of books will sometimes lead the mind to libraries of a hot afternoon, if books can be f...

Rich rated it ★★★★★

April 05, 2008

Basically, if anybody wants to understand contemporary free verse in America, they should read Whitman first, and Williams second. Williams pioneered the simple, seemingly effortless looking poem that relied on vivid imagery and line breaks as organizational principals.

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