January 23, 2013
William Carlos Williams and the Visual Arts: A Hundred Years after the Armory Show
Original work is sought for a collection of critical essays on William Carlos Williams and the visual arts. As evident in his friendships with artists and his commentary about art, William Carlos Williams thought deeply about the relation of art and his poetics. “I might easily have become a painter,” he memorably recounts in I Wanted to Write a Poem, “… except that the articulate art of poetry gave a more immediate opportunity for the attack” (3). The 1913 Armory Show centennial provides a unique time for new study of the ways visual arts influenced Williams’s thoughts and writings; it is our hope that this volume will generate renewed interest among literary scholars and art historians about this dynamic aspect of Williams’s legacy. By showcasing new ways of thinking about Williams’s association with the visual arts, this edition will contribute greatly to the rich history of Williams scholarship on this topic.
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