September 17 is William Carlos Williams birthday. Williams has been featured pretty extensively on this blog (not the least as the focus of a whole lecture series by Allen –
“Mind, Mouth and Page” – here’s the first episode.
Here’s a few of the other Williams postings that you might have missed:
We’ve featured this footage before – but , why not? – here it is again (from the 1988 PBS series, “Voices and Visions”, after some brief words from Williams’ friend (and publisher), James Laughlin, Allen reading from Spring And All
There’s much more Williams here. We’ve randomly selected the following – the complete recording of his 1945 reading at The Library of Congress – but it’s all great!