Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

March 22, 1998

Had a considerable influence on the development of 20th century poetry, as both poet and critic. He is best known for "Homage to Sextus Propertius" and "Mauberly," (1920). His great life's work is the lengthy, "Cantos." Born in Hailey, Idaho, and reared on the East Coast, Pound spent most of his career in Europe where he wrote, lectured and produced publications, including Vorticism and two issues of its manifesto, Blast, in 1914 and 1915. A champion of great writers like T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and James Joyce. Pound arranged for publication of their work in the Egoist and Poetry. Hugh Kenner's book "The Pound Era" is considered an important study on the poet and his influence on modernism.

- A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers

Pub Date: 3/22/98

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