Bibliography of English Language Scholarship on Ezra Pound  

(Assembled and edited by Archie Henderson and Roxana Preda)




  1. Araujo, Anderson. A Companion to Ezra Pound's Guide to Kulchur. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2018.  
  2. Coyle, Michael and Roxana Preda. Ezra Pound and the Career of Modern Criticism. Professional Attention. Rochester: Camden House, 2018.




Richard Parker, ed. Readings in the Cantos. Clemson: Clemson UP; Liverpool UP, 2018.





Chapter 1. The Ur Cantos (by Helen Carr) - 9

Chapter 2. Canto 1 (by Catherine Paul) - 33

Chapter 3. Canto 2 (by Peter Liebregts) - 43

Chapter 4. Canto 4 (by Henry Mead) - 57

Chapter 5. Canto 5 (by Caterina Ricciardi) - 73

Chapter 6. Canto 7 (by Walter Baumann) - 85

Chapter 7. Canto 8 (by Anderson Araujo) - 95

Chapter 8. Canto 11 (by Ronald Bush) - 109

Chapter 9. Canto 12 (by Aaron Jaffe) - 121

Chapter 10. Canto 13 (by Alexander Howard) - 135

Chapter 11. Cantos 14–15 (by Andrew Thacker) - 145

Chapter 12. Canto 17 (by Sean Pryor) - 155

Chapter 13. Cantos 18–19 (by Alec Marsh) - 165

Chapter 14. Canto 20 (by Rika Mihalka) - 187

Chapter 15. Canto 21 (by James Dowthwaite) - 201

Chapter 16. Canto 25 (by John Gery) - 213

Chapter 17. Canto 26 (by David Barnes) - 227

Chapter 18. Canto 29 (by Alex Pestell) - 237

Chapter 19. Canto 30 (by LeeAnn Derdeyn and Tim Redman) - 249

Chapter 20. Canto 32 (by Eric White) - 263

Chapter 21. Canto 35 (by Richard Parker) - 273

Chapter 22. Canto 36 (by Mark Byron) - 285

Chapter 23. Canto 37 (by Roxana Preda) - 297


Alexander Howard, ed. Astern in the Dinghy: Commentaries on Ezra’s Pound’s Thrones de los Cantares 96-109. Glossator 10 (2018). Free online.

Mr. Pound Goes to Washington
Alexander Howard (University of Sydney)

Some Contexts for Canto XCVI
Richard Parker (University of Surrey)

Gold and/or Humaneness: Pound's Vision of Civilization in Canto XCVII
Roxana Preda (University of Edinburgh)

Hilarious Commentary: Ezra Pound's Canto XCVIII
Peter Nicholls (New York University)

"Tinkle, tinkle, two tongues": Sound, Sign, Canto XCIX
Michael Kindellan (University of Sheffield)

"In the intellect possible": Revisionism and Aesopian Language in Canto C
Alex Pestell (Independent Scholar)

Deep Rustication in Canto CI
Mark Byron (University of Sydney)

Shipwrecks and Mountaintops: Notes on Canto CII
Mark Steven (University of Exeter)

Revised Intentions: James Buchanan and the Antebellum White House in Canto CIII
James Dowthwaite (University of Göttingen)

Exploring Permanent Values: Canto CIV
Archie Henderson (Independent Scholar)

Canto CV: A Divagation?
Alec Marsh (Muhlenberg College)

So Slow: Canto CVI
Sean Pryor (University of New South Wales)

'The clearest mind ever in England': Pound's Late Paradisal in Canto CVII
Miranda Hickman (McGill University)

Three Ways of Looking at a Canto: Navigating Canto CVIII
Kristin Grogan (Exeter College, University of Oxford)

'To the king onely to put value': Monarchy and Commons in Pound's Canto CIX
Alex Niven (University of Newcastle)


Baumann, Walter and Caterina Ricciardi, eds. Ezra Pound's Green World: Nature, Landscape and Language. Papers from the 26th Ezra Pound International Conference at Brunnenburg, 2015. Brighton: Edward Everett Root Publishers, 2018



Walter Baumann, Ezra Pound and Trees

Stoddard Martin, Sacred Landscape: Lago di Garda in the Work of Ezra Pound and D. H. Lawrence

William Pratt, The Grasshopper and the Ant: Pound's Versions of Pastoral

John Gery, What are Temples for: Spontaneity, Simultaneity and Fortuna in Canto 97

Gerd Schmidt, "Sumerian" Hieroglyphs in Cantos 94, 97 and 100

Massimo Bacigalupo, The Green World in the Autobiographical Myth of The Cantos

Stephen Romer, "The fine thing held in the mind": Painterliness Emanating in Pound's Early Poems and Cantos

Mick Sheldon, Allen Upward's Influence on Ezra Pound's Green World

Jo Brantley Berryman, Pound's Green World: Mimesis, Metaphor, and Magic

Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, The Myth of Daphne in Pound's Early Poetry

Peter Liebregts, "Damned to you Midas, Midas lacking a Pan": Ezra Pound and the Use of Pan

Charles Altieri, Taking Fascist Ontology Seriously: Why "the Green World" Could Not Suffice for the Early Cantos

Giuliana Ferreccio, Pound's Iconic Acts: Rituals and Natural Language in the Early-Middle Cantos

Jonathan Pollock, The Poetics of Cut and Flow in The Cantos of Ezra Pound

Sean Mark, "Two larks in contrappunto / at sunset": Pound and Pasolini After the Fall

Andy Trevathan, Teaching Pound in a Red State

Viorica Patea, Patrizia de Rachewiltz's My Taishan: Confessions in the Pound Tradition

John Gery, "Independence in a Green World": Mary de Rachewiltz as Student and Teacher




  1. Ben-Merre, David. Figures of Time. Disjunctions in Modernist Poetry. New York: SUNY Press, 2018. [“Strange Spars of Knowledge and Dimmed Wares of Price”: Ezra Pound, “Portrait d’une Femme,” and the Literary Anthology].
  2. Hadjiyiannis, Christos. Conservative Modernists: Literature and Tory Politics in Britain, 1900–1920. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 
  3. Jiang, Lan. A History of Western Appreciation of English-translated Tang Poetry. Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer, 2018 [Ezra Pound's Cathay and the Transmission of Tang Poetry to the West, 161-171]. Abstract.




  1. Arrington, Lauren. "Fighting Spirits: W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, and the Ghosts of The Winding Stair(1929)." Yeats Annual(2018): 269-293. Free online
  2. "Benvenuti nella mia biblioteca d'erba: dialogo con David Brooks, lo scrittore più eccentrico d'Oceania. 'I poeti? Ormai si credono impotenti. E non reagiscono all'orrore.'" An interview with David Brooks [in Italian and English]. Pangea, Gennaio 02, 2018. Free online
  3. Dong, Tian, and Xiaolin Lin. "Attitude in Appraisal Theory: A Comparative Analysis of English Versions of Changgan Xing" [on translations of Li Bai's poem Changgan Xingby Ezra Pound, published as "The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter," and by Xu Yuanchong, published as "Ballads of a Merchant's Wife"]. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies6.1 (2018): 42-49. Abstract
  4. Dowthwaite, James.  "Edward Sapir and Modernist Poetry: Amy Lowell, H.D., Ezra Pound, and the Development of Sapir's Literary Theory."  Modernist Cultures 13.2 (May 2018): 255-277. Abstract.  

  5. Firth, Katherine. ‘“The way to learn the music of verse is to listen to it’: Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos and the ‘Sequence of the Musical Phrase.”’ Musical Modernism: Essays on Language and Music in Modernist Literature. Ed. Katherine O’Callaghan.  New York and Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2018. 159-172.  Abstract.

  6. Hakutani, Yoshinobu. "Pound, Imagism, and Haiku." American Haiku: New Readings. Ed. Toru Kiuchi. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.
  7. Moslemi, Amir Abbas. "Of Mice and Men Gaze at Evil" [on Ode 113 from The Classic Anthology Defined by Confucius]. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences 80 (2018): 22-28. Free online
  8. Patea, Viorica. "Time and Space in Eliot's and Pound's Modernist Conceptions of History." Agenda 51.3-4 (Winter 2017/18). Free online
  9. Zikpi, Monica E. M.  "Rescuing the Odes from Modernity: The Rhetoric and Sources of Ezra Pound's Confucian Translation."  Comparative Literature Studies55.1 (2018): 115-143. First page



  1. Anon. Rev. of The Bughouse, by Daniel Swift (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). The New Yorker(March 5, 2018). Free online.
  2. Bottum, Joseph.  "Bad People And Good Art."  Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Washington Free Beacon, January 20, 2018. Free online
  3. Capogna, Frank."Showing Seeing in Modernist Literature (Glavey, Hill, Dickey)." Rev. of three books, including The Modern Portrait Poem, by Frances Dickey. Modernist Cultures13.2 (May 2018): 278-284. Free online
  4. Chace, William M. Rev. of Ezra Pound, Posthumous Cantos, ed. Massimo Bacigalupo.  Common Knowledge 24.1 (1 January 2018): 165-166. First page.
  5. Diaper, Jeremy. Rev. of Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity, eds. David Bradshaw, Laura Marcus, and Rebecca Roach.  Notes and Queries65.1 (March 2018): 143–145.  Abstract.
  6. Earhart, Amy E.  "The Book in the Age of Academic Anxiety."  Rev. of four books, including Digital Modernism: Making It New in New Media, by Jessica Pressman. American Literary History, 30.2 (Summer 2018): 394-401.    Excerpt and first page.
  7. Hanson, Matt.  "Book Review: Ezra Pound in 'The Bughouse.'" Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Poundby Daniel Swift. The Arts Fuse, February 12, 2018. Free online.
  8. John, Roland.  Rev. of Ezra Pound: Poet. Vol. 2. The Epic Years 1921-1939, by A. David Moody.  Agenda 51.3-4 (Winter 2017/18).
  9. Keenaghan, Eric. Rev. of The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics, by Jeanne Heuving. Modern Language Quarterly 79.1 (March 2018): 117-121. Abstract.
  10. Kirchwey, Karl.  "What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound's Work."  Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. The New York Times, Jan. 9, 2018. Free online.
  11. Lamb, John. "Decadent Textualities." Rev. of The Lyric Poem and Aestheticism: Forms of Modernity, by Marion Thain.  English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 61.3 (2018): 403-407. First page.
  12. Parrish, Timothy.  "Career Modernists (in the Age of Walter Benn Michaels)."  Rev. of four books, including Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print, by Bartholomew Brinkman.  American Literary History, 30.2 (Summer 2018): 368-378. Excerpt and first page.
  13. Ravvin, Norman.  "Pound's support of fascism didn't deter his appeal to American poets."  Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Poundby Daniel Swift The Canadian Jewish News, April 21, 2018. Free online.
  14. Sorgenfrei, Carol Fisher.  Rev. of Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching, by Carrie J. Preston. Asian Theatre Journal 35.1 (Spring 2018): 263-267. First page.
  15. Stoddard Martin, Rev. of Ezra Pound. Posthumous Cantos, ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Yeats's Legacies: Yeats Annual 21 (2018): 585-587. Free online.
  16. Tushnet, Eve. "A Poet Pleads Insanity."  Rev. of The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Commonweal Magazine 145.4 (February 23, 2018): 37-38. Free online
  17. White, Eric.  Rev. of Poetic Modernism in the Culture of Mass Print, by Bartholomew Brinkman. The Review of English Studies69.289 (1 April 2018): 407-410. Extract.



  1. Kindellan, Michael.  "Ezra Pound's 'The Cantos', Pedagogy and Poetics."  On 'The Cantos and Pedagogy Forum' in Volume 12 Issue 3 of Modernist Cultures, consisting of a research-length article by Michael Kindellan and Joshua Kotin, as well as responses by Charles Altieri, Alan Golding, Marjorie Perloff, and Michael Coyle and Steven G. Yao. Edinburgh University Press Blog, January 16, 2018. EUP Blog.
  2. MacAfee, Norman. "Pound, Till The Cantos and Intolerance. Journal of Poetics Research May 2018. Free online
  3. Parker, Richard.  "Richard Parker on Ezra Pound's The Cantos, 2018." SoundCloud, Camden Arts Centre, 23 March 2018. Free online.
  4. Ramsay, Parker.  "Trachis" [in part, on a scene from Women of Trachis].  Harping On, January 3, 2018.  Free online.
  5. Swift, Daniel. "The Biased View of Ezra Pound the Poet, and the Use of Language as Control."  Excerpted from Swift, The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound. Bearistablog, January 23, 2018. Free online.

  6. “The Pisan Cantos.”  T. S. Eliot, 2018. Free online.

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