William Carlos Williams

1958 — William Carlos Williams, poet, novelist, doctor, who was just elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The American Academy of Arts and Letters is the nation’s highest honorary society of the arts, consisting of fifty men and women of the greatest distinction in their respective fields. A working physician all his mature life, Dr. Williams has brought almost as many babies as poems into the world. His poetry, which has won him fame throughout the English speaking world, is based on the common rhythms of American speech. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

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