18 September 2010

William Carlos Williams' Birthday Tribute

William Carlos Williams was born on September 17, 1883 in Rutherford, New Jersey.

He lived for 79 years, until March 4, 1963.  

I was 5 years old, living just 18 miles away in blissful ignorance of the great poet when he died.

Roger Ebert posted a marvelous birthday tribute to WCW on his blog yesterday.  It consists of a series of paintings, artworks, songs and video pieces all illustrating or inspired by "The Red Wheelbarrow." 

Well worth a look, here.

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