US Post Will Honour William Carlos Williams on Stamp

\"\" United States Postal Service has announced that Rutherford\’s hometown poet is one of 10 chosen for its Twentieth Century Poets series slated for release in 2012.Williams\’ granddaughter, Daphne Fox, said she was first contacted about the forthcoming stamp earlier this year, but she had to keep the news to herself until the announcement was made.The other poets commemorated in the new line of stamps include Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens, Denise Levertov, E. E. Cummings and Theodore Roethke.

Born and raised in Rutherford  and educated at the University of Pennsylvania, Williams was a lifelong resident of the Borough of Trees where he divided his time at his Ridge Road home office between his work as a physician and his avocation as a poet, an avocation that gradually brought him worldwide acclaim as one of the leading poets of American modernism.

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