Visiting Dr. Williams

Visiting Dr. Williams : Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of William Carlos Williams

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Loved for his decidedly American voice, for his painterly rendering of modern urban settings, and for his ability to re-imagine a living language shaped by the philosophy of no ideas but in things, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) left an indelible mark on modern poetry. As each successive generation of poets discovers the new that lives within his work, his durability and expansiveness make him an influential poet for the twenty-first century as well. The one hundred and two poems by one hundred and two poets collected in "Visiting Dr. Williams" demonstrate the range of his influence in ways that permanently echo and amplify the transcendent music of his language.Contributors include: Robert Creeley, David Wojahn, Maxine Kumin, James Laughlin, A. R. Ammons, Wendell Berry, Heid Erdrich, Frank O Hara, Lyn Lifshin, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, and a host of others. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 215.9 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa, United States
  • English
  • 1587299860
  • 9781587299865
  • 1,436,869

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"Visiting Dr. Williams" is a rich, entertaining gathering of dedications, imitations, corrections revisions, homages, and send-ups all provoked by the poet with the famous white chickens who brought American poetry back home to roost. You cannot visit William Carlos Williams too often; remember he made house calls and would have gladly visited us. Billy Collins" ""Visiting Dr. Williams" is a rich, entertaining gathering of dedications, imitations, corrections revisions, homages, and send-ups--all provoked by the poet with the famous white chickens who brought American poetry back home to roost. You cannot visit William Carlos Williams too often; remember he made house calls and would have gladly visited us."--Billy Collinsshow more

About Thom Tammaro

Sheila Coghillis professor of English and chair of the department at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Poet Thom Tammarois professor of English and directs the MFA program at Minnesota State University Moorhead.Together they are the editors of "Visiting Emily" (Iowa, 2000, winner of the 2001 Minnesota Book Award), "Visiting Walt" (Iowa, 2003), and "Visiting Frost" (Iowa, 2005)."show more