On Richâ€™s recommendation, I recently found myself a nice used copy of The Spanish American Roots of William Carlos Williams by Julio MarzÃ¡n.
Iâ€™ve always found it interesting that the Puerto Rican heritage of one of the premiere modernist seems to be terribly overlooked and I hope this book sheds more light on that subject.
With time being such a commodity right now, I have taken to listening to audio files of William Carlos Williams and can say that I am officially a fan of his live readings. Ok, for a second I was thrown for a loop by his 1940s newsreel announcer voice, but once I got over that I was floored by his reading style and his commentaries on process.
More to come later after I have listened to all the audio files, read the book and (oh yeah) read more of his poetry.