Robert Pinsky: The best books that were composed by ear

Robert Pinsky at Shepherd:

Pictures from Brueghel and Other Poems
By William Carlos Williams

Why this book?

Williams, late in his life, can look out the window or at the newspaper and open his mind and eye and breath to catch the truth of the thing in verse-music.

Very early in his life, he memorized a lot of poems, so as a New Jersey improviser he didn’t have to think about the sounds. He composed as an athlete runs, jumps, throws, etc. I can hear him.

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