Make it NEW Introduction"The artist is always beginning," Ezra Pound once wrote. "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth. The very name Troubadour means a 'finder,' one who discovers." Readers of Poems and Translations will be able to follow, for the first time in a single volume, … Continue reading Make it NEW

Fenollosa Pound Olson and the Chinese written character

 "The first was Ernest Fenollosa's provocative essay 'The Chinese Wriiten Character as a Medium for Poetry.' He found the Pound-edited text of the essay in the latter's book Instigations and excitedly copied out its main arguments into his notebook that June. Fenollosa's account of the exhaustion of poetic qualities in modern discourse resulting from a … Continue reading Fenollosa Pound Olson and the Chinese written character

The birth claws and death of santa by Steve Fly

THE BIRTH OF SANTAsnowdon fallsking kong is out hunting mynah birdsblizzard strikeskong shelters in a barn where merry maryis giving birth next toa mare also giving birth to two coltsthe next morning kong awakensat new-grangethe barn has gonechild and colts remainchild is called santaarguments beginin the village aboutwho will be foster father a decision is made on … Continue reading The birth claws and death of santa by Steve Fly

All powers of Europe

For my part thought that AmericansHad been embroiled in European wars long enoughEasy to see thatFrance and England wd/ try to embroil us Obvious that all powers of Europe will be continually at manoeuvreto work us into their real or imaginary balancesof power; J.A 1782 FISHERIES.--Ezra Pound, Canto LXV. Pg 377.J.A = John Adams