The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford

The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford

by Wendell Berry

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Overview

A “superb study” that “reminds us that Williams remains our contemporary not only for the lively cadences and fresh imagery that animate his poems, but for the ethical imperative of his example” (The Sewanee Review).
 
Acclaimed essayist and poet Wendell Berry was born and has always lived in a provincial part of the country without an established literary culture. In an effort to adapt his poetry to his place of Henry County, Kentucky, Berry discovered an enduringly useful example in the work of William Carlos Williams. In Williams’ commitment to his place of Rutherford, New Jersey, Berry found an inspiration that inevitably influenced the direction of his own writing.
 
Both men would go on to establish themselves as respected American poets, and here Berry sets forth his understanding of that evolution for Williams, who in the course of his local membership and service, became a poet indispensable to us all.
 
“Generously quoting many of Williams’ best lines . . . Berry produces a work of aesthetics more than evaluation, of love more than critique.” —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582438672
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 02/10/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 511,283
File size: 492 KB

About the Author

Wendell Berry is the author of more than forty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He has been awarded the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Excellence in Southern Letters and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. He lives and farms with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Kentucky.

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The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite poem ever is tgis is just to say by william carlos william. I luv him
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