Ezra Pound has been called a “poetic visionary” and the “catalyst of the American modernist movement.” All of his work collected runs well over 1,000 pages. Here is a new collection of the best of the best of the poetic work of the young Pound, filled with creative energy, verbal virtuosity, and clear-sighted vision. His continuing goal was to “make it new,” and so he did.
This volume includes some of Pound’s most powerful and most memorable poems from Personae, Exultations, Ripostes, Cathay, Lustra, and Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, along with several other Pound collections. It also includes some poems that have not been previously collected.