Voted by The New York Times as one of the greatest poems of the twentieth century, Spring and All is a manifesto of the imagination. It expresses the author's beliefs about the role and form of art in a modern context.
Sections of vivid, sensuous prose - described by the poet as "a mixture of philosophy and nonsense" - alternate with straightforward free verse that explores the creative uses of imagination and the power of language. "Spring and All," the title work of this 1923 collection, represents Williams's first major achievement as a poet.
This groundbreaking compilation also features some of the poet's best-known verse, including the modernist masterpieces: "The Red Wheelbarrow" and "To Elsie."