Who is Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement, and a fascist collaborator in Italy during World War II. His works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and his 800-page epic poem, The Cantos (c. 1917–1962).Pound's contribution to poetry began in the early 20th century with his role in developing Imagism, a movement stressing precision and economy of language. Working in London as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, he helped discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, and James Joyce. He was responsible for the 1914 serialization of Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the 1915 publicati...
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  • Rome
    Ô nouveau venu qui cherche Rome à Rome
    Et ne trouvez à Rome rien que vous ne puissiez appeler romain;
    Arches usées et palais rendus communs
    Seul le nom de Rome entre ces murs reste à la maison. ...
  • Rom
    O du Neuling, der Rom in Rom sucht
    Und finde in Rom nichts, was du als römisch bezeichnen kannst;
    Alt getragene Bögen und gemeinsame Paläste
    Roms Name allein innerhalb dieser Mauern bleibt zu Hause. ...
  • Roma
    ¡Oh tú, recién llegado que buscas Roma en Roma!
    Y no encuentras en Roma nada que puedas llamar romano;
    Arcos viejos y palacios hechos comunes
    El nombre de Roma solo dentro de estos muros guarda su hogar. ...
  • Tenzone
    Will people accept them?
    (i.e. these songs).
    As a timorous wench from a centaur
    (or a centurion), ...
  • La Fraisne
    For I was a gaunt, grave councillor
    Being in all things wise, and very old,
    But I have put aside this folly and the cold
    That old age weareth for a cloak. ...
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Poemakontsa: irma brandeis waited at the entrance of the gabinetto scientifico e letterario vieusseux di firenze where montale worked and slipped him a note. in their first meeting, montale and irma brandeis talked about t. s. eliot, ezra pound and about italy.
Always0nny: you came in out of the night and there were flowers in your hands, now you will come out of a confusion of people, out of a turmoil of speech about you. ezra pound
Always0nny: i who have seen you amid the primal things was angry when they spoke your name in ordinary places. i would that the cool waves might flow over my mind, ezra pound
Always0nny: and that the world should dry as a dead leaf, or as a dandelion seed-pod and be swept away, so that i might find you again, alone. ezra pound
Tomdevelyn: ezra pound. one of “four poems of departure by rihaku.” from cathay, 1915.
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Jonah M.: I love this poem.

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