Thursday, February 21, 2013

The red wheelbarrow

Someone on Avenue C is a William Carlos Williams fan...

Red wheelbarrow

I like to think he's spending his after-life walking the streets of the Lower East Side.

Hear WCW himself recite The Red Wheelbarrow in his own voice:


  1. Nice! I love his work. The Kenneth Koch parodies of Williams' "This is Just to Say" still make me happy too:
    ...Last evening we went dancing and I broke your leg.
    Forgive me. I was clumsy and
    I wanted you here in the wards, where I am the doctor!

    Did parodies of the poems with school kids, too. They came up with some great ones.

  2. Yes! He is still writing on the subway walls and tenant halls...