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by lizard

William Carlos Williams is mostly known as the poet who wrote that poem about the red wheel barrow glazed with rain water; he is less commonly known as one of the key innovators of the Modern push to break free from convention.

Spring And All (published 1923) has been described as a “manifesto of the imagination”, and it’s from this larger work that the excised wheel barrow poem is cut from.

For poetry nerds, New Directions released a facsimile edition of the original last year.

Below the fold is an excerpt that has nothing to do with white chickens. Continue Reading »

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