William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams

Born: September 17, 1883

Died: March 4, 1963

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Occupation: Writer

Biography: William Carlos Williams was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Williams worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician but excelled at both.

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William Carlos Williams

“There's a lot of bastards out there!”

- William Carlos Williams

Source/Notes: As quoted in the poem "Death News" by Allen Ginsberg
Source/Notes: Annotation on Chicory and Daisies (1915) on John C. Thirlwell's copy of The Collected Earlier Poems (c. 1958)
Source/Notes: As quoted in Free Verse.Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics 2nd ed (1975)

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