Al Que Quiere!
The centennial edition of William Carlos Williams’s early ground-breaking volume, containing some of his best-loved poems Published in 1917 by The Four Seas Press, *Al Que Quiere!* was William Carlos Williams’s breakthrough book and contains some of his best-loved poems (“Tract,” “Apology,” “El Hombre,” “Danse Russe,” “January Morning,” and “Smell!”), as well as a Whitmanesque concluding long poem, “The Wanderer,” that anticipates his epic masterpiece *Paterson*. *Al Que Quiere!* is the culmination of an experimental period for Williams that included his translations from Spanish. The Spanish epigraph of *Al Que Quiere!* is from the short story “El hombre que parecía un caballo” (“The Man Who Resembled a Horse”), by the Guatemalan author Rafael Arévalo Martínez. This centennial edition contains Williams’s translation of the story, as well as his commentary from a book of conversations, *I Wanted to Write a Poem* , on the individual poems of *Al Que Quiere!*
William Carlos Williams
New Directions Publishing
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