The Great Figure
by William Carlos Williams
The Great Figure Resources
Find some of Williams's most famous poems and read a lengthy biography, including info on his feud with T.S. Eliot.
The Modern American Poetry website includes a page on Williams's poem, with juicy biographical info and critical analysis.
Charles Demuth's famous painting, based on Williams's poem.
The American artist Jasper Johns painted this update of Demuth's work.
Williams painted this self-portrait in 1914.
And here's what Williams really looked like.
The poet tells the story of his fascinating life as a doctor and writer. He also describes the day he wrote "The Great Figure."
The first volume of Williams's collected poems includes his early modernist and Imagist works, including "The Great Figure" and "The Red Wheelbarrow."
A children's picture book about the life of William Carlos Williams. It even was named a Caldecott Honor book.