POETS Day: Ezra Pound

Ben Sears

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  1. Chris says:

    I learned something the other day that really blew me away, for some reason. Pound, when jailed for treason, he met Louis Till, Emmett’s Till’s father, and Till is mentioned in two lines in one of the Pisan Cantos, written in 1946. What a strange, and strangely interconnected world.Report

  2. Jaybird says:

    My father died when I was around 10 years old. Since then, for a handful of reasons, I’ve avoided poetry about fathers.

    I’ve always enjoyed Ezra’s poem about “the lake isle”. Isn’t that the dream?

    My co-workers and I constantly make jokes about how we wish we had jobs at King Soopers. Stocking soup cans in the soup aisle.

    “Do you think that the guy who puts Campbell’s in the Campbell’s aisle thinks about work while he’s taking a shower?” we ask each other halfway through one of our umpteen breaks throughout the day.

    Then we tweak that script, research that issue with Chrome, do some diddling with that ansible update…Report

  3. Kolohe says:

    I don’t think I’d heard of ‘imagism’ nor Hilda Doolittle before there were in a learned league question earlier this week.Report