Sunday, March 29, 2009
1923 & 1970
There you have it. The ampersand is Harvey Brown’s intervention, and you can see immediately why it seems like such an integral part of that edition. Since it was the 1970 edition, not the original publication, that had the lasting impact on at least my generation of poets, I believe that I shall continue to use the ampersand when writing about the book generally, but will use “and” henceforth to distinguish the earlier edition.
Labels: William Carlos Williams