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If there is a single book that strikes me as representing the apotheosis of modernist writing, it is Spring and All

—Ron Silliman

A beacon of modernism, Spring and All makes its freestanding return in facsimile edition of the original manuscript.

Spring and All

Poetry by William Carlos Williams

Voted by The New York Times as one of the greatest poems of the twentieth century, Spring and All is a manifesto of the imagination – a hybrid of alternating sections of prose and free verse that crystalizes in dramatic, energetic, and beautifully cryptic statements of how language recreates the world. Spring and All contains some of Williams’s best known poetry, including Section I, which opens, "By the road to the contagious hospital" (now commonly known by the title "Spring and All"), and Section XXII, where Williams penned his most famous poem, "The Red Wheelbarrow." Although Spring and All has been always available in collected works such as Imaginations and Collected Poems: Volume I, this stand-alone facsimile edition makes it shine as the individual book William Carlos Williams intended it to be.

published July 13th, 2011