Who is Ezra Pound?

  • (noun): United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972).
    Synonyms: Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound

Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an American expatriate poet and critic, who became a major figure of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his promotion of Imagism, a movement that derived its technique from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language. His best-known works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and his unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos (1917–1969).

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Hugh Kenner
... Kenner's second book, The Poetry of Ezra Pound (1951) was dedicated to McLuhan, who had introduced Kenner to Pound on June 4, 1948, during Pound's ... Pound, who became a friend of Kenner's, had suggested the book be titled The Rose in the Steel Dust.) Later, Kenner said of McLuhan, "I had the advantage of being ... omnis divisa in partes tres, Yours, Hugh."" Kenner played an influential role in raising Ezra Pound's profile among critics and other readers of poetry ...
Peter Russell (poet) - Works - Prose
... Preliminary notes on the political and economic ideas of Ezra Pound, private edition, London, 1948 "Elements or ingredients of poetry" and "Imagination" two addresses on poetry, private edition, Pian di ...
Cold Turkey Press - Bibliography
... (Poemas Humanos) George Dowden Hommage aan Ezra Pound Zege! De dansers, Inleiding, Canto CXVI ezra pound ... With Earth Incantations (Homage to Ezra Pound), This Is the Land of the Dead, The Island of the Blessed, Victory! The Dancers ... William Levy (editor) Certain Radio Speeches of Ezra Pound From the Recordings and Transcriptions of his Wartime Broadcasts, Rome 1941–1943 ...
Ezra Pound - Works
... of Japan From the Manuscripts of Ernest Fenollosa, chosen and finished by Ezra Pound, with an introduction by William Butler Yeats. 1916 Ernest Fenollosa, Ezra Pound "Noh", or, Accomplishment A Study of the Classical Stage of Japan ... London, (poems and translations) 1920 Instigations of Ezra Pound Together with an Essay on the Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry, by Ernest Fenollosa ...
Burton Hatlen - Career - National Poetry Foundation
... Terrell is best known as a noted Ezra Pound scholar and the founder of the National Poetry Foundation ... and Hatlen, the Foundation focused on the works of Ezra Pound, as well as modern and contemporary forms of poetry ... The Paideuma focuses on Ezra Pound studies, as well as American and British modernism ...

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    No good poetry is ever written in a manner twenty years old, for to write in such a manner shows conclusively that the writer thinks from books, convention and cliché, not from real life.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

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    —Ezra Pound (1885–1972)