This first volume of poetry published by the American modernist writer William Carlos Williams bears no relation to his mature style exemplified in poems such as "The Red Wheelbarrow" and "This is Just to Say." In his autobiography, Williams recalls that "the poems were bad Keats, nothing else—oh well, bad Whitman. But I sure loved them" (107). In fact, Williams loved them enough to pay his father’s friend to print the slim volume. Exceedingly rare, the copy in the Lilly Library is one of ten copies known to exist (Dictionary of Literary Biography).
Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963.
2 p.l., 7-22 p. 18 cm.
Lilly Library PS3545.I525 P74 1909