Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Dr. and Mrs. Williams

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on April 6, 2010

William Carlos and Flossie Williams, portraits on business card (YCAL MSS 116)

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  1. Judith J. Katz said, on April 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I often tell my writing students that William Carlos Williams was a doctor and wrote poems on his prescription pads. The size and shape of the pads clearly had an influence on some of his smaller pieces. It’s a kick to see 1. what he could do with a callling card and 2. what he looked like when he was in his medical office and at his desk. Will share this with my students on Monday when I begin a week of William Carlos Williams with them.

    Thanks to Susanna Holsenbeck the Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School (Co-op)/Yale University liaison for introducing us to your delightful site.

    Judith Katz
    Lead Teacher
    Creative Writing
    Co-op


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