Happy Birthday, William Carlos Williams!

Today is William Carlos Williams’s birthday. 

We celebrate with a look through the archives.

(September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) 

From Selected Poems of William Carlos Williams

A prescription for James Laughlin from William Carlos Williams 

A birthday poem

A poem for WCW’s wife Florence Williams

A risqué birthday poem

William Carlos WIliams sent “Turkey in the Straw” to Louis Zukofsky with the note above

The WCW drawer at New Directions

Happy Birthday WIlliam Carlos Williams!