William Carlos Wiliams
Closely associated with Modernism and Imagism, William Carlos Williams was born in Rutherford, New Jersey. Williams was a practicing doctor as well as a writer throughout his life. He met the poet Ezra Pound, who was an early influence, at the University of Pennsylvania when he was in medical school. Williams’s natural, straightforward language influenced a generation of late 20th-century poets, including Allen Ginsberg.