William Carlos Williams Quote

The job of the poet is to use language effectively, his own language, the only language which is to him authentic.


From A Note on Poetry (circa 1936) quoted in Modern American Poetry (1950) by Louis Untermeyer

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The job of the poet is to use language effectively, his own language, the only language which is to him authentic.

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The job of the poet is to use language effectively, his own language, the only language which is to him authentic.

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The job of the poet is to use language effectively, his own language, the only language which is to him authentic.

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The job of the poet is to use language effectively, his own language, the only language which is to him authentic.