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Friday, March 21, 2014

Pounding Advice

In a short essay in 1913, Ezra Pound made a list of A Few 'Don’ts' For Writing Poetry.
"It is better to present one Image in a lifetime than to produce voluminous works."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now with 50% less antisemitism.

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Yes, the guy was not merely an antisemite, he was an actual Fascist, with a capital F. One of his "don't" should have been "don't allow yourself to get seduced by conspiracy ravings of psychopaths with a drive for power."
--1913 was before that, though. Back then he was still merely a poet.

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The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau