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Ezra Pound

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Ezra Pound

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Critic, poet, impresario, and propagandist, Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was one of the shaping forces of modernism, with connections to the era's most influential writers of prose and poetry. In championing the liberatory effects of free verse and in skillfully practicing the techniques of collage and allusion, Pound placed a value on novelty and formal experimentation that helps define what we see as the avant-garde to this day.