William Carlos Williams
Williams, William Carlos (1883–1963), U.S. poet. Williams was a practicing doctor and specialized in the care of children for over 40 years. He is best known for the long, reflective poem Paterson (1946–58) and Pictures from Breughel (1963), which won a Pulitzer Prize. He also wrote plays, fiction, and essays, including In the American Grain (1925), a study of the American character. Williams wrote hard, clear free verse emphasizing the importance of the subject matter over literary form.