This article underlines the influence of William Carlos Williams on English language poetry and focuses on his importance in particular to the British poet Thom Gunn. The issue of the academic resistance to acknowledging the importance of Williams to the development of American poetry is raised against the backdrop of his enduring impact on voices such as Gunn and also that of the article’s author, August Kleinzahler.
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