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The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford

(2011)
A collection of poems by

 
 
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



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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-58243-714-9 / 978-1-58243-714-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-61902-153-6 / 978-1-61902-153-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Title: The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford
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