Portrait d'une Femme
by Ezra Pound
Portrait d'une Femme Resources
The Modern American Poetry site features selections from various interpretations of the poem.
The American Academy of Poets has a page on Pound, featuring a short biography and some of his most famous poems.
This is a collection of clips from the documentary <em>Voices & Visions</em>, which features readings of Pound's poetry by the poet himself, as well as great contextual and biographical information.
Tom O'Bedlam, a YouTube user, reads the poem aloud while screening the text. He has a great reading voice, and this is a fun way to review and re-experience the poem.
Rock band The Ringwood Pigs collaged together several of Pound's verses and set them to some pretty groovy music.
PennSound offers a number of recordings of Pound reading his own writing.
A photograph of Pound, taken a year after he published "Portrait d'une Femme."
Some readers have criticized "Portrait d'une Femme" for having a very male-centric perspective. While this is debatable, artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska certainly emphasizes Pound's "male ego" in his 1914 sculpture <em>Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound</em>.
A photo of actress Florence Farr, , who is widely reported to be the muse for Pound's poem.
The <em>Ripostes of Ezra Pound</em>, published in 1912, features the first print appearance of "Portrait d'une Femme."
If you were going to a desert island and, by some strange and cruel twist of fate, were only allowed one book about Pound to read, this 1973 study by Hugh Kenner is undoubtedly the one to take.
The "femme" in her own words! Florence Farr, who is widely reported to be the muse for Pound's poem, published this book in 1910, just two years before "Portrait d'une Femme," to outline her vision of modern feminism.