Collected poems. Edited by Christopher MacGowan.
Manchester, Carcanet, 2000. 22 cm. XXII, 553 pages. Original Softcover. Secondhand book in very good condition.
First published by Carcanet in Britain in 1987, then by Paladin in 1991, Williams’ two volumes of “Collected Poems” comes home to Carcarnet for a re-issue in January 2001. Volume I opens with “The Tempers” (1913) and ends in 1939, the self-acknowledged turning point in Williams’ career when his focus on poetic experimentation resulted in Paterson. Volume II takes up the story from 1939 until the year before Williams’ death. “Collected Poems” does adhere to the chronological form of previous editions and is accompanied by the author’s comments on the text. (Publishers information).