Happy Birthday, W.C.W.

September 19, 2014

William Carlos Williams‘s birthday was this last week, and Adam Kirsch writes about the poet for New York Review of Books. Though he argues that “today it would be hard to find a reader of poetry who would not acknowledge William Carlos Williams as one of the major American modernists” Kirsch still has to face the question, “why is it, then, that almost fifty years after his death, the reputation of [Williams] still seems to be haunted by a ghost of uncertainty?”

is a staff writer for The Millions. She lives in New York and every so often writes things at kaulielewis.wordpress.com.

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