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Biography of Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound (1885 - 1972)

Ezra Pound is generally considered the poet most responsible for defining and promoting a modernist aesthetic in poetry. In the early teens of the twentieth century, he opened a seminal exchange of work and ideas between British and American writers, and was famous for the generosity with which he advanced the work of such major contemporaries as W. B. Yeats, Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, Marianne Moore, H. D., James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and especially T. S. Eliot. His own significant contributions to poetry begin with his promulgation of Imagism, a movement in poetry which derived its technique from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry - stressing clarity, precision, and economy of language, and foregoing traditional rhyme and meter in order to, in Pound's words, "compose in the sequence of the musical phrase, not in the sequence of the metronome." His later work, for nearly fifty years, focused on the encyclopedic epic poem he entitled The Cantos.

Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho, in 1885. He completed two years of college at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a degree from Hamilton College in 1905. After teaching at Wabash College for two years, he travelled abroad to Spain, Italy and London, where, as the literary executor of the scholar Ernest Fenellosa, he became interested in Japanese and Chinese poetry. He married Dorothy Shakespear in 1914 and became London editor of the Little Review in 1917. In 1924, he moved to Italy; during this period of voluntary exile, Pound became involved in Fascist politics, and did not return to the United States until 1945, when he was arrested on charges of treason for broadcasting Fascist propaganda by radio to the United States during the Second World War. In 1946, he was acquitted, but declared mentally ill and committed to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. During his confinement, the jury of the Bollingen-Library of Congress Award (which included a number of the most eminent writers of the time) decided to overlook Pound's political career in the interest of recognizing his poetic achievements, and awarded him the prize for the Pisan Cantos (1948). After continuous appeals from writers won his release from the hospital in 1958, Pound returned to Italy and settled in Venice, where he died, a semi-recluse, in 1972.



73 Poems written by Ezra Pound

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Cino Comments and analysis of Cino by Ezra Pound 464 Comments
Song Comments and analysis of Song by Ezra Pound 453 Comments
Sestina: Altaforte Comments and analysis of Sestina: Altaforte by Ezra Pound 437 Comments
Ballad for Gloom Comments and analysis of Ballad for Gloom by Ezra Pound 426 Comments
The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter Comments and analysis of The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter by Ezra Pound 329 Comments
Ballad of the Goodly Fere Comments and analysis of Ballad of the Goodly Fere by Ezra Pound 297 Comments
A Pact Comments and analysis of A Pact by Ezra Pound 293 Comments
The Garden Comments and analysis of The Garden by Ezra Pound 292 Comments
The Jewel Stairs' Grievance Comments and analysis of The Jewel Stairs' Grievance by Ezra Pound 282 Comments
L'Art Comments and analysis of L'Art by Ezra Pound 268 Comments
These Fought in Any Case Comments and analysis of These Fought in Any Case by Ezra Pound 257 Comments
The Bath-Tub Comments and analysis of The Bath-Tub by Ezra Pound 255 Comments
Portrait d'Une Femme Comments and analysis of Portrait d'Une Femme by Ezra Pound 239 Comments
Silet Comments and analysis of Silet by Ezra Pound 214 Comments
Villanelle: The Psychological Hour Comments and analysis of Villanelle: The Psychological Hour by Ezra Pound 209 Comments
In the Old Age of the Soul Comments and analysis of In the Old Age of the Soul by Ezra Pound 172 Comments
In A Station Of The Metro Comments and analysis of In A Station Of The Metro by Ezra Pound 155 Comments
A Girl Comments and analysis of A Girl by Ezra Pound 153 Comments
Invern Comments and analysis of Invern by Ezra Pound 145 Comments
An Immorality Comments and analysis of An Immorality by Ezra Pound 108 Comments
A Virginal Comments and analysis of A Virginal by Ezra Pound 89 Comments
Ts'ai Chi'h Comments and analysis of Ts'ai Chi'h by Ezra Pound 86 Comments
Envoi Comments and analysis of Envoi by Ezra Pound 78 Comments
Meditatio Comments and analysis of Meditatio by Ezra Pound 72 Comments
13. Canto XIII Comments and analysis of Canto XIII by Ezra Pound 69 Comments
The Needle Comments and analysis of The Needle by Ezra Pound 69 Comments
The Return Comments and analysis of The Return by Ezra Pound 67 Comments
Ancient Music Comments and analysis of Ancient Music by Ezra Pound 61 Comments
Cantico del Sole Comments and analysis of Cantico del Sole by Ezra Pound 60 Comments
Fan-Piece, For Her Imperial Lord Comments and analysis of Fan-Piece, For Her Imperial Lord by Ezra Pound 54 Comments
Dance Figure Comments and analysis of Dance Figure by Ezra Pound 51 Comments
Song in the Manner of Housman Comments and analysis of Song in the Manner of Housman by Ezra Pound 51 Comments
Statement of Being Comments and analysis of Statement of Being by Ezra Pound 41 Comments
The Seafarer Comments and analysis of The Seafarer by Ezra Pound 36 Comments
Villonaud for This Yule Comments and analysis of Villonaud for This Yule by Ezra Pound 36 Comments
La Regina Avrillouse Comments and analysis of La Regina Avrillouse by Ezra Pound 35 Comments
Grace Before Song Comments and analysis of Grace Before Song by Ezra Pound 33 Comments
Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (Part I) Comments and analysis of Hugh Selwyn Mauberly (Part I) by Ezra Pound 33 Comments
And the days are not full enough Comments and analysis of And the days are not full enough by Ezra Pound 30 Comments
E.P. Ode Pour L'election De Son Sepulchre Comments and analysis of E.P. Ode Pour L'election De Son Sepulchre by Ezra Pound 24 Comments
1. Canto I Comments and analysis of Canto I by Ezra Pound 18 Comments
Song of the Bowmen of Shu Comments and analysis of Song of the Bowmen of Shu by Ezra Pound 18 Comments
Quies Comments and analysis of Quies by Ezra Pound 17 Comments
Ezra on the Strike Comments and analysis of Ezra on the Strike by Ezra Pound 15 Comments
Historion Comments and analysis of Historion by Ezra Pound 13 Comments
The Tree Comments and analysis of The Tree by Ezra Pound 12 Comments
Nicotine Comments and analysis of Nicotine by Ezra Pound 11 Comments
Salutation Comments and analysis of Salutation by Ezra Pound 11 Comments
The Lake Isle Comments and analysis of The Lake Isle by Ezra Pound 11 Comments
Alba Comments and analysis of Alba by Ezra Pound 9 Comments
Francesca Comments and analysis of Francesca by Ezra Pound 8 Comments
Before Sleep Comments and analysis of Before Sleep by Ezra Pound 7 Comments
Masks Comments and analysis of Masks by Ezra Pound 6 Comments
The Garret Comments and analysis of The Garret by Ezra Pound 6 Comments
Further Instructions Comments and analysis of Further Instructions by Ezra Pound 5 Comments
The Logical Conclusion Comments and analysis of The Logical Conclusion by Ezra Pound 4 Comments
Epilogue Comments and analysis of Epilogue by Ezra Pound 3 Comments
Lament of the Frontier Guard Comments and analysis of Lament of the Frontier Guard by Ezra Pound 3 Comments
Taking Leave of a Friend Comments and analysis of Taking Leave of a Friend by Ezra Pound 3 Comments
The Encounter Comments and analysis of The Encounter by Ezra Pound 3 Comments
The Seeing Eye Comments and analysis of The Seeing Eye by Ezra Pound 3 Comments
The Summons Comments and analysis of The Summons by Ezra Pound 3 Comments
Notes for Canto CXX Comments and analysis of Notes for Canto CXX by Ezra Pound 2 Comments
49. Canto XLIX Comments and analysis of Canto XLIX by Ezra Pound 1 Comment
from "Hugh Selwyn Mauberly" Comments and analysis of from 1 Comment
In Tempore Senectutis Comments and analysis of In Tempore Senectutis by Ezra Pound 1 Comment
Ione, Dead the Long Year Comments and analysis of Ione, Dead the Long Year by Ezra Pound 1 Comment
Medallion Comments and analysis of Medallion by Ezra Pound 1 Comment
The Fault of It Comments and analysis of The Fault of It by Ezra Pound 1 Comment
The Plunge Comments and analysis of The Plunge by Ezra Pound 1 Comment
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