Expansive Poetics – 30 (The Spirit of Romance)
February 25, 2014
AG: ┬áTo make a long story short, (Ezra) Pound went to Venice, (and) studied some classical languages and Renaissance, and Provencal poetries, specializing in two areas – one, where the language moved, from Latin to a provincial language, that is to say, where writers made the transition from writing in classical Latin[…]
Expansive Poetics – 5 (Shelley’s Cadence)
December 9, 2013
Student: – The thing I had trouble with, (with) stuff like that, is wondering if I should (be), like, listening to every word, understanding what’s being said. AG: In this case.. Well, the first thing is, no, you don’t need to understand it. The most important[…]
Mind Mouth & Page – 23 (Pound and the Vernacular)
June 27, 2012
Allen’s 1975 lecture (that we’ve been serializing) continues. More on Ezra Pound. AG: Ok. We need a whole course on Pound (alone), but, briefly, they (the early American modernists) were faced with the problem, 1905-1910, (that Walt) Whitman had already broken apart the old forms. Pound had a little[…]