Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (1885-1972) was an American poet and critic who lived in London, where he worked as an editor of several literary magazines, helping to promote the work of contemporaries T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway. He is best known for his unfinished epic, The Cantos.

“Poetry is a composition of words set to music.”

“If a nation’s literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays.”

“Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clean.”

“Poetry is a sort of inspired mathematics, which gives us equations, not for abstract figures, triangles, squares and the like, but for the human emotions.”

“Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.”

In 1924, Pound moved to Italy where he became a supporter of fascism. In 1945, he was arrested by the US military, charged with treason, and imprisoned in a military camp. Eventually removed to St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., he was released in 1958 and returned to Italy, where he died in 1972.


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