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poet, modernist, experimenter

William Carlos Williams was an American modernist poet whose work influenced the Beat movement of the 1950s and 60s. Williams, the son of an English father and Puerto Rican mother, sought to create a unique new American style of poetry and, among other honors, was awarded the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Best-known works: This Is Just To Say, The Red Wheelbarrow

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