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The Clouds
William Carlos Williams
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The Clouds

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Published 1948 by Cummington Press
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Williams' objectivism can sometimes feel like a bolt of joy. At other times, it feels as though he has a theory of how and why it should work, and that theory is supposed to support the existence of the poem. The Clouds drifts between these two points. In poems like "A Place (Any Place) to Transcend All Places" and "The Night Rider," Williams invigorates a common scene with an energy that seems to glow at the seams of the place. The language is simple, but charged. The line breaks are surprising ...more
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William Carlos Williams was an American poet closely associated with modernism and Imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician," wrote biographer Linda Wagner-Martin. During his long lifetime, Williams excelled both as a poet and a physician.

Although his primary occupation was as a doctor, Will
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