Bibliography of English Language Scholarship on Ezra Pound  

(Assembled and edited by Archie Henderson and Roxana Preda)





Swift, Daniel. The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound.  London: Harvill Secker, 2017.



  1. Oshukov, Mikhail. "Representation of Otherness in Literary Avant-garde of Early Twentieth Century: David Burliuk's and Ezra Pound's Japan." Diss. U of Turku, 2017.  Free online



Baumann, Walter and William Pratt, eds. Ezra Pound and Modernism. The Irish Factor. Brighton: Edward Everett Root Publishers, 2017.


Preface; Seamus Heaney: Welcome Address.



William Pratt, Defining Modernism: Technique Plus Critique;

Alice Bailey Cheylan,Amy Lowell’s European Experiment;

Desmond Egan, The Modernists, Pound and Hopkins.



Heinz Ickstadt and Manfred Pfister, Eva Hesse and the Adventures of The Cantos in German;

Giovanna Epifania, Dante’s Afterlife and the Question of Translation: Pound, Binyon, Heaney;

Peter Liebregts, “With the sun in a golden cup”: Pound and Stesichorus in Canto 23;

Giuliana Ferreccio, Pound, Benjamin, and the Language of Names;

John Gery, Paradise, Compassion, and Jen in Canto 93.



Walter Baumann, “I ask you, had Synge an audience in his life-time?”: Ezra Pound and J. M. Synge;

Anne Conover, The Pounds and the Yeatses: An Irish-American Friendship and Its Influence on Modern Poetry.

Catherine Paul, Reading Yeats Reading Pound;

Massimo Bacigalupo, “Iseult who was the great love”: Ezra Pound, Iseult Gonne, and Francis Stuart;

Ira Nadel, Pound & the Artichoke, Beckett & the Whistle.



Caterina Ricciardi, Botticelli’s Mystical Nativity and the Isle of Capri in W. B. Yeats’s A Vision;

Jonathan C. Creasy, “Let’s to Music”: Florence Farr, Arnold Dolmetsch and Pound’s Musical Poetics;

Jo Brantley Berryman Ezra Pound, Aubrey Beardsley, and The Yellow Book.

Notes on Contributors.





  1. Chaitas, Lilian.  Being Different: Strategies of Distinction and Twentieth-Century American Poetic Avant-Gardes.  Paderborn: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, 2017
  2. Perelman, Bob.  Modernism the Morning After.  Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2017 [5. Homage to Pound's "Propertius"; 10. The Pound Cage; 11. In One Language and Out the Other: Harryette Mullen and Ezra Pound; 12. A Span for Burton Hatlen: From Pound to Flarf]
  3. Pryor, Sean. Poetry, Modernism, and an Imperfect World.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2017



  1. Altieri, Charles.  "The Lyrical Impulse" [in part, contrasting H.D.'s "Sitalkas" and Pound's "Doria"]. Journal of Literary Theory 11.1 (Mar 2017): 12–21. Abstract.
  2. Bellew, Paul Bradley.  "'At the Mercy of Editorial Selection': Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, and the Imagist Anthologies."  Journal of Modern Literature 40.2 (Winter 2017): 22-40.  Abstract
  3. Easton, William S.  "Pound's Variable Relationship with his Alma Mater."  Hamilton Alumni Review (Fall-Winter 2017).  Free online.  
  4. Khosravishakib, Mohammad.  "Social Function of Poetry From View of New Criticism."  International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature 6.2 (March 2017): 14-18. [Pound on the poet's political role]. Free online
  5. Liebregts, Peter. "The National Skeleton: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)." Idolizing Authorship: Literary Celebrity and the Construction of Identity, 1800 to the Present. Ed. Gaston Franssen and Rick Honings.  Amsterdam: Amsterdam UP, 2017.  175-92.
  6. Longenbach, James. "The Music of Poetry" [in part, on "In a Station of the Metro"].  Poetry Magazine (April 2017). Free online
  7. Penas-Ibáñez, Beatriz. "Translation and its Hybridizing Role Within the Semiosphera: Fenollosa - Hearn - Pound - Noguchi." Transfer: e-Journal on Translation and Intercultural Studies 12.1-2 (mayo 2017): 129-160.  Free online.
  8. Pollock, Jonathan. "The Poetics of Cut and Flow in The Cantos of Ezra Pound." Crossways Journal 1 (2017): 1-5.  Free online.

  9. Sansone, Claudio. "John Berryman's 'Poundian Inheritance' and the Epic of 'Synchrisis.'" John Berryman. Centenary Essays. Eds. Philip Coleman and Peter Campion. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017. 47-64.
  10. Spiegelman, Willard. "A Poem Distills Life and Death Into Two Lines." Wall Street Journal (Jan. 6, 2017). [On "In a Station of the Metro."]  Free online. 
  11. Stevenson, Guy. "Sacrifice and expenditure: the sexual economics of Georges Bataille and Ezra Pound."  European Journal of English Studies 21.1 (2017): 76-92. Abstract

  12. Swift, Todd. "Eliot and Pound: The Better Makers." The Portable Poetry Workshop. Ed. Nigel McLoughlin. London: Palgrave, 2017. 182-188.

  13. Villalón, Fernando Pérez. "Versions, Variations, and Reverberations: Ezra Pound in Chile." Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 64-76.
  14. Waldron, Robert. "Pound's Punctuation Posits Perfect, Pure Parallelism" [letter responding to Willard Spiegelman's "Life and Death Distilled Into Two Lines" in the issue for Jan. 7].  Wall Street Journal (Jan. 19, 2017).  Free online 




  1. Bacigalupo, Massimo. Rev. of Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Fascist Cultural Nationalism, by Catherine Paul. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 77-79.
  2. Barnhisel, Greg. "The Third Way." Rev. of The Pound Reaction, by Andrew Gross. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 90-92.
  3. Brown, Craig.  "Ezra Pound was an ardent fascist who wrote much of his finest work while locked in an asylum for 12 years. So can a mad, bad man also be a great poet?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics And Madness Of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Daily Mail Online (February 11, 2017).  Free online.
  4. Byron, Mark. Rev. of  Ezra Pound and the Present, eds. Paul Stasi & Josephine Park. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 49-59.
  5. Carver, Beci. Rev. of Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity, eds. David Bradshaw, Laura Marcus and Rebecca Roach. Review of English Studies, first published online: January 7, 2017. Extract.
  6. Crawford, Robert. "Voice from the Asylum." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Literary Review 450 (Feb. 2017). Free online
  7. Dean, Paul. "Annotating Eliot and Pound: Hitting the Right Note." Rev. of The Poems of T.S. Eliot, eds. Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 80-86.
  8. Feay, Suzi. "The Bughouse by Daniel Swift — madness and modernism." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Financial Times (February 10, 2017). Free online
  9. Ford, Mark. "The Bughouse by Daniel Swift review – Ezra Pound, antisemitic and in the asylum." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The Guardian (March 9, 2017). Free online
  10. Forman, Rhett. "Who Caused WWI?" Rev. of Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, by Gerry Docherty and Jim MacGregor. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 87-89.
  11. Jones, Lewis.  "How mad was Ezra Pound?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The Telegraph (February 12, 2017). Excerpt.
  12. Kirsch, Adam.  "Why Ezra Pound was the most difficult man of the twentieth century."  Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift.  New Statesman (February 28, 2017). Free online
  13. Lewis, Roger. "Pound and the poetry of the padded cell." Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound by Daniel Swift. The Times (February 4, 2017): 17. Excerpt.
  14. McCrum, Robert. "Was Ezra Pound insane - or just difficult to read?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The Observer, 19 February 2017.  Free online.
  15. Nicholls, Peter. "'Irritble' and 'purrsistent': Ezra Pound in his Letters."  Rev. of Ezra Pound and Globe Magazine: The Complete Correspondence, eds. Michael T. Davis and Cameron McWhirter; One Must Not Go Altogether with the Tide: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Stanley Nott, ed. Miranda B. Hickman. Modernist Cultures 12.1 (2017): 141-146. First page.
  16. Preda, Roxana. Rev. of A History of Modernist Poetry, eds. Alex Davis and Lee M. Jenkins. Make It New 3.4 (April 2017): 93-96.
  17. Rahim, Sameer.  "Books in brief: The Bughouse by Daniel Swift."  Rev. of The Bughouse by Daniel Swift. Prospect Magazine (April 2017). Free online
  18. Raine, Craig. "Was Ezra Pound mad?" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The Spectator (Feb. 18, 2017). Free online.
  19. Vazsonyi, Nicholas.  Rev. of History of a Shiver: The Sublime Impudence of Modernism. Jed Rasula. Modernism/modernity 24.1 (January 2017): 211-212. Excerpt

  20. Walton, James.  "Was Ezra Pound mad... or just downright bad?"  Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Daily Mail (April 6, 2017). Free online

  21. Whiteman, Bruce. Rev. of Poetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language, by Clive James. Pleiades: Literature in Context 37.1S (Book Review Supplement 14.1) (2017): 59-61. Excerpt.
  22. Youngkin, Molly. "Hulme's 'Doubleness.'"  Rev. of Henry Mead. T. E. Hulme and the Ideological Politics of Early Modernism. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 60.1 (2017): 103-106.  Excerpt




  1. Ferrara, Lidia Guibert. "Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation) at Japan Society Gallery, through January 15, 2017."  Arts Summary, January 2, 2017. Free online.                                                 
  2. Hamaker, Susan Miyagi. "Simon Starling's 'At Twilight' and How Everything is Connected."  Rev. of Japan Society Gallery's exhibition Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation). JapanCulture•NYC | All Things Japanese in New York City, January 14, 2017. Free online.
  3. Keane, Tim. "The Irish for Noh: The Masks of William Butler Yeats." Rev. of Simon Starling: At Twilight (After W. B. Yeats' Noh Reincarnation), October 14, 2016-January 15, 2017 at Japan Society (333 East 47th Street, Midtown East, Manhattan).  Hyperallergic, January 7, 2017. Free online.
  4. The Japan Society. Rev. of At Twilight, exhibition by Simon Starling at The Japan Society, New York, October 14, 2016-January 15, 2017. The Humble Fabulist, January 6, 2017.  Free online.



Schmucker, Leslee. Personae. Audio-CD. Gega Classical, 2017. [includes music for violin by Ezra Pound: "Fiddle music First Suite," "Sestina Altaforte," and "Al poco giorno."]



  1. [Anon.] Ezra Pound Timeline. A timeline of the movements of the American poet Ezra Pound. [2017]. Free online.
  2. Ho, Tammy Lai-Ming. "Contemporary Faces of the River Merchant's Wife" [three contemporary adaptations of and homages to Li Bai's poem Changgan Xing長干行, filtered through Pound's interpretation: Luca L.’s “Letter to Ru Yi, the River-Merchant’s Wife”; “The Expat’s Partner: An Email,” by Alistair Noon; and “Ghost Husband,” by Renée M. Schell].  World Literature Today Blog, February 21, 2017. Free online.
  3. Kuhl, Nancy. "New Scholarship: John Beall on Pound and Hemingway." Poetry at Beinecke Library and Yale Collection of American Literature Blogs, January 29, 2017.  Free online.
  4. "Q & A with NCH Senior Lecturer in English Dr. Daniel Swift" [on Swift's new book, The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound (2017)].  Ottoline Online: the NCH academic blog, January 11, 2017. 
  5. Samuels, Richard J. "Who Is Diego Pellecchia? Part 2, Ezra Pound and the Noh." Kyoto inside out, January 17, 2017. Free online 
  6. Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto LIX. 17 January 2017. Free online.
  7. Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto LX. 12 February 2017. Free online.
  8. Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto LXI. 7 March 2017. Free online.
  9. Sellar, Gordon. Blogging Pound's The Cantos: Canto LXII. 28 April 2017. Free online
  10. Shaw, Jonathan. "Clive James's Poetry Notebook." Rev. of Poetry Notebook 2006–2014, by Clive James. Me fail? I fly! January 9, 2017. Free online
  11. Tearle, Oliver. "A Short Analysis of Ezra Pound's 'A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste.'" Interesting Literature, Jan 17, 2017.  Free online.
  12. Tuggle, M.C. "Palahniuk and Pound on Showing, Not Telling" [in part, on "The Jewel Stairs' Grievance"]. M.C. Tuggle, Writer Blog, March 28, 2017. Free online.


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