William Carlos Williams Quote

Poetry demands a different material than prose. It uses another facet of the same fact … the spontaneous conformation of language as it is heard.


Detail & Prosody for the Poem Patterson given to James Laughlin (1939), now at Houghton Library

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Poetry demands a different material than prose. It uses another facet of the same fact … the spontaneous conformation of language as it is heard.

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Poetry demands a different material than prose. It uses another facet of the same fact … the spontaneous conformation of language as it is heard.

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Poetry demands a different material than prose. It uses another facet of the same fact … the spontaneous conformation of language as it is heard.

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Poetry demands a different material than prose. It uses another facet of the same fact … the spontaneous conformation of language as it is heard.