Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ezra Pound's Birthday

Above, courtesy the singular trove at Yale's Beinecke Library, a five-dollar cheque written by Ezra Pound to Louis Zukofsky. Today is Ezra Pound's birthday. Our extensive (and popular) 2011 Pound Birthday posting can be accessed here (our last year's, 2012, update can be found here) - "To have gathered from the air a live tradition/or from a fine old eye the unconquered flame/This is not vanity" - "What thou lov'st well, shall not be reft from thee" 

[Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Ezra Pound at Spoleto]

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