House Calls with William Carlos Williams, MD (Hardcover)

By Robert Coles, Thomas Roma (Photographer), William Carlos Williams (Contribution by)

powerHouse Books, 9781576874752, 109pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2008



In 2001, photographer Thomas Roma was given access to the addresses of the patients of William Carlos Williams - successful doctor & poet in the 1940s & 50s. Those addresses were plotted on a map, becoming the route that Roma travelled & recorded over the next five years, retracing Williams' footsteps from decades past.

About the Author

Robert Coles is a physician and writer, who compiled and edited "The Doctor Stories of William Carlos Williams" (New Directions, 1984) and wrote "William Carlos Williams: The Knack of Survival in America "(Rutgers University Press, 1982).

Thomas Roma, a two-time recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York. He is the author of five powerHouse titles: "Enduring Justice"; "Show & Tell"; "Sicilian Passage"; "In Prison Air," and last year's "On Three Pillars: Torah, Worship, and the Practice of Loving Kindness, The Synagogues of Brooklyn." He is also the author of "Sanctuary" (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002), "Higher Ground "(Distributed Art Publishers Inc., 1999), "Sunset Park" (Smithsonian Books, 1998), "Found in Brooklyn "(W.W. Norton & Co., 1996), and "Come Sunday "(Museum of Modern Art/ Abrams, 1996). Director of Photography at Columbia University, Roma lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.