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  2. Ezra Pound - Wikipedia

    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).

  3. Ezra Pound | Biography, Poems, & Facts | Britannica

    Ezra Pound, in full Ezra Loomis Pound, (born October 30, 1885, Hailey, Idaho, U.S.—died November 1, 1972, Venice, Italy), American poet and critic, a supremely discerning and energetic entrepreneur of the arts who did more than any other single figure to advance a “modern” movement in English and American literature.

  4. Ezra Pound | Poetry Foundation

    Ezra Pound. 1885–1972. Photo by Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche/Getty Images. Ezra Pound is widely considered one of the most influential and most difficult poets of the 20th century; his contributions to Modernist poetry are enormous.

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  5. Ezra Pound - Poems, Quotes & Facts - Biography

    Poet Ezra Pound studied literature and languages in college and in 1908 left for Europe, where he published several successful books of poetry. Pound advanced a "modern" movement in English and...

  6. read poems by this poet. Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho, on October 30, 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 ...

  7. Ezra Pound summary | Britannica

    Ezra Pound, (born Oct. 30, 1885, Hailey, Idaho, U.S.—died Nov. 1, 1972, Venice, Italy), U.S. poet and critic. Pound attended Hamilton College and the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied various languages. In 1908 he sailed for Europe, where he would spend most of his life.

  8. Ezra Pound - New World Encyclopedia

    Ezra Pound in 1913. Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (October 30, 1885 – November 1, 1972) was an American expatriate, poet, musician and critic who was a major figure of the modernist movement in early twentieth-century poetry. Combining an extensive knowledge of literary history with an eye toward modern experimentalism and acting as an instigator ...

  9. Federal court decides to release poet Ezra Pound from ...

    A federal court rules that Ezra Pound should no longer be held at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for the criminally insane in Washington, D.C. Pound had been held for 13 years, following his arrest...

  10. Ezra Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho, in October of 1885. In 1909 he married Dorothy Shakespear. He is considered to be the leader of the Imagist movement. Ezra Pound worked as a foreign editor of American literary magazines. Pound died in November of 1972 after a period of sickness, depression, and imprisonment.

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