Essays On Spring And All

Williams; used by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp., agents.Previously unpublished excerpts from Florence Williams' letter to Marianne Moore and Helene H.But there was so much interest in what the exhibition brought to light about the relationship between Williams and Moore that it seemed fitting to translate the labels into an issue of MMN.

They met as young poets about 1916; they reviewed one another's books and served as each other's editors.The Marianne Moore Collection at the Rosenbach holds all of Williams's letters to Moore, except for those of The Dial years, 1925-1929, a nearly complete set of first editions, most inscribed, a host of little magazines in which Williams's work appeared and was annotated by Moore, as well as clippings and photographs.No catalogue was contemplated for this exhibition, in part because {with one exception) all the materials are a permanent part of the collection and can be seen at any time.The other items had all belonged to Marianne Moore.This issue of MHN will serve as a catalogue of the exhibition, as a record of part—but necessarily not all—of the books and personal papers exchanged by the two poets.Other materials consulted are in the William Carlos Williams and the Dial Collections at the Beinecke Library, Yale University, and the poetry Collection at SUNY, Buffalo.Photographs of William Carlos Williams and Florence Williams, courtesy of Dr. Previously unpublished excerpts from William Carlos Williams' letters to Marianne Moore, Copyright© 1984 by William Eric Williams and Paul H.Driver, Literary Executor of the Estate of Marianne C. Deadlines: Spring, February 1st; Fall, October 1st. Willis, Editor, MMN, The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2010 De Lancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Driver Literary Executor of the Estate of Marianne C. A.: .00 a year; Foreign .50 Subscriptions run for calendar year in which placed. Back issues available as issued at .50 except Volume I, Number 1 available in photocopy only.Although as poets they did not belong to a single "school," their work shared a devotion to the particular, to the thing itself—Williams's "no ideas but in things." Both poets drew on wide classical and contemporary reading and on refined observations of the world around them, williams trained his eye on the people among whom he: lived and practiced medicine and on his surroundings, from rural landscapes to New York.Moore gleaned images from research in natural history and felt that even "business documents and school-books" could be matter for poetry.


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