by Ezra Pound
Canto I Resources
Great poems and commentary—comin' at you from the University of Illinois
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Finding film of Ezra ain't easy, so enjoy his grandfatherly kookiness. Just make sure to click cc to get captions.
Here's a sea-themed video, set against Pound's own reading.
Here's our man reading another famous poem of his, "Hugh Selwyn Mauberley."
Here's a pic of old man Pound grabbin' a cup of joe.
Just check out the look on this guy's face, so full of ego and talent.
These pics were taken in 1958 at the house of American poet William Carlos Williams. It goes to show you what time can do to a guy.
Articles and Interviews
Here you'll find some great comments from the horse's mouth, especially about his time working as a secretary for W.B. Yeats.
This article appeared in the London newspaper The Guardian just last year.
Here's one critic's attempt to make sense of Ezra Pound's Cantos as a whole. Whew!
Here, we've got a book with articles written by different experts on Pound's Cantos. Like they say, many heads are better than one.
Now we're looking at a whole new approach to The Cantos. This author seems to think that we should read them in general as an expression of love. You'll just have to read the book to figure out how the author can argue this.
Movies & TV
He was a hard guy to find. This TV series was a two-parter.
Judging from the title, we're guessing that the filmmakers of this documentary read "Canto I."