Getting Naked For William Carlos Williams

Seeing the exit sign for Paterson, NJ

she said in her deep smoker voice,

Dr. Williams. I wanted to take off

my clothes and lie down in front

of him.”  Doctor and poet. Examination time.

Carolyn Kizer

This anecdote was posted by the poet Mark Doty on his blog about a comment made while driving to a poetry reading with Carolyn Kizer. Kizer died this month.