William Carlos Williams Biography

Poet (1883–1963)
William Carlos Williams was a poet known for making ordinary items seem extraordinary through his imagery.


William Carlos Williams was a poet noted for his fresh and direct impressions of the sensuous world, as famously expressed in “The Red Wheelbarrow,” from Spring and All (1923). Paterson (1946–58), a five-part poem, evokes a complex vision of modern American life. In 1963 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Pictures from Brueghel (1962).

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