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In a Station of the Metro

In a Station of the Metro

by Ezra Pound

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Videos

"In a Station of the Metro"
Pound’s poem set to funny jazz music and grainy pictures. Don’t worry – it’s only 25 seconds long!

Audios

Musical Setting

A tenth-grader from a famous private boarding school composes a piece of music based on the poem.

Pound Reads Pound

A great website with all of the collected recordings of Pound reading his own work. Sorry, "In a Station of the Metro" is not included, but there’s tons of other stuff here.

Images

Metro La Concorde

The sleek, modern metro station of La Concorde, which has been completely rebuilt since Ezra Pound saw flower petals there in 1913.

Place de La Concorde

The obelisk at Place de La Concorde in Paris.

"Blast"

An image of the cover of "Blast," the literary journal of the artistic movement called "Vorticism," to which Ezra Pound was a contributor.

Young Ezra Pound

A photo of Pound as a young man before he got grizzled and bearded. Love the mustache, though.

Other

Modern American Poetry – "In a Station of the Metro"
A fantastic resource that includes Pound’s description of writing the poem as well as critical interpretations of it.
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