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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (October 30, 1885 November 1, 1972) was an American expatriate poet and critic who was a major figure of the Modernist movement in early-to mid- 20th century poetry. He was the driving force behind several Modernist movements, notably Imagism and Vorticism. Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho, United States, to Homer Loomis and Isabel Weston Pound. When he was 18 months old, his family moved to the suburbs of Philadelphia. He studied for two years at the University of Pennsylvania, then transferred to Hamilton College, where he received his Ph.B. in 1905. He then returned to Penn, completing an M.A. in Romance philology in 1906. During his studies at Penn, he met and befriended William Carlos Williams and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), to whom he was engaged for a time. H.D. also became involved with a woman named Frances Gregg around this time. Shortly afterwards, H.D. and Gregg, along with Gregg's mother, went to Europe. Afterward, Pound taught at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, for less than a year, and left as the result of a minor scandal. In 1908 he traveled to Europe, settling in London after spending several months in Venice.

and the days are not full enough
And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
And life slips by like... [read poem]
ancient music
Winter is icumen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm,
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the ... [read poem]
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