The second volume of The Collected Poems contains The Wedge (1944), The Clouds (1948), The Pink Church (1949), The Desert Music (1954), Journey to Love (1955), and the Pulitzer prize-winning Pictures from Brueghel (1962), plus uncollected poems grouped chronologically between the titled works. Appendixes include ``A Note on the Text,'' ``Annotations,'' ``Tables of Contents for The Broken Span, Selected Poems, and Collected Later Poems ,'' and two translations from And Spain Sings. Indexes of titles and first lines for volumes 1 ( LJ 10/1/86) and 2 are included. An excellently edited volume of a major American poet; highly recommended. Walter Waring, Kalamazoo Coll., Mich.
William Carlos Williams (1883–1963), author of Paterson and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Pictures from Brueghel, is widely considered one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century. Also a short-story writer, novelist, essayist, and translator, he helped in a big way to establish modernism in America.