William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) was a major writer in the modernist movement. His works include Kora in Hell (1920), Spring and All (1923), and Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems (1962). Williams was a highly acclaimed writer, winning the National Book Award in 1950 and the Pulitzer Prize in 1963.

Summer 1955

Of Asphodel

By William Carlos Williams

Book 3 What power has love but forgiveness?    In other words       by its intervention What has been done    can be undone.       What good is it otherwise? Because of this    I […]

Summer 1953

The Host

By William Carlos Williams

According to their need,    this tall Negro evangelist       (at a table separate from the rest of his party); these two young Irish nuns    (to be described subsequently);       and this white-haired […]