Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Quote of the Day (William Carlos Williams, Contrasting Poetry and Prose)

“Prose may carry a load of ill-defined matter like a ship. But poetry is a machine which drives it, pruned to a perfect economy. As in all machines, its movement is intrinsic, undulant, a physical more than a literary character.”—New Jersey poet-doctor William Carlos Williams (1883-1963), introduction to “The Wedge,” in Selected Essays of William Carlos Williams (1969)

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