William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey in September of 1883. As a young man, he attended Horace Mann High School, this was where he first started writing poetry. Read more about William Carlos Williams.

Blizzard

‘Blizzard’ by the American poet William Carlos Williams is filled with vivid imagery of a blinding snowstorm and its aftermath. This poem taps on the themes of time, human history, and personal experiences.

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The Great Figure

Classic to William Carlos Williams’ poetry, ‘The Great Figure’ is written in free verse without any punctuation. This modernist style is reflective of his inclusion in the Imagist movement.

To a Poor Old Woman

‘To a Poor Old Woman’ by William Carlos Williams is a thoughtful poem. In it, the speaker describes the experience of an old woman eating a bag of ripe plums.

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