William Carlos Williams, "The pure products of America / go crazy" from Spring and all (1923)

Yowzers. Now he could write.

Posted by pbird at October 21, 2016 10:16 AM

Wow coincidences abound. I learned that poem at a college in New York in the 1970's and bought a volume of poetry last week because it was in it. The class was called "America Observed". It was a survey of life in post Viet Nam, Watergate obsessed America. I was feeling it, just out of drug rehab, listening to Steely Dan summing up my days with the line "just when I spent the last piastre I could borrow". Thanks Gerard, you got your finger on the pulse of these strange days.

Posted by bill at October 21, 2016 2:08 PM


Posted by My Shari'a Moor at October 21, 2016 5:31 PM