Bibliography of English Language Scholarship on Ezra Pound  

Assembled and edited by Archie Henderson and Roxana Preda





  1. Houwen, Andrew. Ezra Pound's Japan. London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2021. Abstract and Table of ContentsChapter abstracts.
  2. Marsh, Alec. Ezra Pound's Washington Cantos and the Struggle for Light. London & New York: Bloomsbury, 2021. Chapter abstracts.
  3. Scholes, Robert and David Ben-Merre. Super Schoolmaster. Ezra Pound as Teacher, Then and Now. New York: SUNY P, 2021. Contents: Preface: Back to Basics, by Robert Scholes – Preface: In a Station, by David Ben-Merre – Introduction – 1. Pounding the Academy: The Poet as Student and Teacher – 2. The Critic as Teacher: Pound's "New Method" in Scholarship – 3. How to Read Comparatively – 4. Periodical Studies – 5. The Instructor as Propagandist – Afterword: Schools of Fish, by David Ben-Merre. Abstract.
  4. Webster, Chris. Study Notes Selected Poems Ezra Pound. Third Edition. 2021. Contents: Introduction; Biography; Portrait d'une femme; The Seafarer; The Garden; Salutation; Salutation the Second; Commission; The Bath Tub; In a Station of the Metro; The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter; Lament of the Frontier Guard; The City of Choan; Hugh Mauberley (parts IV and V); Canto I; Canto CXVI; Themes; Style; Pound's Advice to Poets; Examination Questions; Write Your Own Canto; Georgian Poetry; Haiku. "These study notes cover a selection of Ezra Pound's Selected Poems (see contents). They are suitable for any syllabus at advanced level, particularly A-level English Literature syllabuses. They include a biography, questions on the poems, commentaries, sample examination questions, short essays on themes and styles, as well as several extras. The text of all the set poems is included. The third edition includes more examination questions and an essay on Intertextuality."



  1. Grønlie, Espen. "Cosmopolitanism and/or ethnicism: Ezra Pound's multilingual poetics." Diss. U of Oslo, 2020. Free online.



  1. Baumann, Walter, John Gery and Alexander McKnight, eds. Cross-Cultural Ezra Pound. Clemson: Clemson UP, 2021.
    Contents: Preface, by David McKnight, ix-x -- Introduction: Six Ways a Sunday: The Cross-Cultural Realm of Ezra Pound, by John Gery, Walter Baumann, and David McKnight, 1-14 -- I. Pound’s Cross-Cultural Genesis -- 1. Pound’s Modern (Metrical) Education, by Ira Nadel, 17-26 -- 2. The First Imagists, by William Pratt, 27-36 -- 3. Pound and/or Franklin: A Reading of Canto 31, by John Gery, 37-50 -- II. Pound’s Cross-Cultural Poetics -- 4. Pound’s Vorticist Theory and H.D.’s “Oread,” by Yoshiko Kita, 53-65 -- 5. Fenollosa and Pound: The Authorship Question of The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry, by Lin Wei, 67-78 -- 6. Pound’s Composition of Canto 16: “j’entendis des voix,” by John Beall, 79-90 -- 7. The Genealogy of the China Cantos, by Kent Su, 91-102 -- III. Pound and Cross-Cultural Questions of Translation -- 8. The Poetics of Queering Translation in Ezra Pound’s Homage to Sextus Propertius, by Christian Bancroft, 105-117 -- 9. Rainer Maria Gerhardt and Ezra Pound, by Walter Baumann, 119-125 -- 10. “Cantos” or “Cantares”? Pound’s Reception in Two Romance Languages, by Viorica Patea, 127-146 -- IV. Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Pound and His Work -- 11. Ezra Pound and Caresse Crosby: From Black Sun to Roccasinibalda, by Anne Conover, 149-162 -- 12. Pound, Bergson, and the Vortex of Memory, by Jonathan Pollock, 163-172 -- 13. Ritual and Performance in The Pisan Cantos and H.D.’s Trilogy, by Giuliana Ferreccio, 173-186 -- 14. A Carthaginian Peace: Kenner, Watts, and the Founding of Pound Studies, by Michael Coyle, 187-202. Abstract.
  2. Parker, Richard, ed. Readings in the Cantos. Vol. 2. Clemson SC: Clemson UP, 2021. 
    Contributors include John R. O. Gery, Massimo Bacigalupo, Dorsey Kleitz, Zhaoming Qian, Mary Ellis Gibson, Michael Kindellan, Harry Gilonis, Akitoshi Nagahata, David Ten Eyck, Jeff Twitchell-Waas, LeeAnn Derdyn, Roxana Preda, Caterina Ricciardi, Sean Pryor, Mark Byron, Henry Mead on Canto 76, free online, Kristin Grogan, Ira Nadel, Alexander Howard, and Ron Bush.
  3. Tryphonopoulos, Demetres P. and Ira B. Nadel, eds. Approaches to Teaching Pound's Poetry and Prose. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2021.
     Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Part One: Materials -- Editions -- Other Primary Sources -- Modem Critical Reception -- Biographical Backgrounds -- Reference Materials -- Multimedia Resources -- Pound and Pedagogy -- Part Two: Approaches -- Introduction, by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos and Ira B. Nadel -- Teaching the Poetry and the Controversial Poet -- Teaching Celebrity Pound, by Ira B. Nadel -- "Free from Emotional Slither": Gender: Sexuality, and Pound's Ejaculations, by Jennifer Morley -- Pound among the Women, by Susan McCabe -- Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Conspiracy Theories in Pound's Rome Radio Speeches, by Trevor Sawler -- "Out of Key with His Time"- Pound as Poet in Exile, by John Gery -- Pound and Difficulty, by Leonard Diepeveen and J. Matthew Huculak -- Pound's Aesthetics -- Pound's Prosody for the Classroom, by Stephen J. Adams -- Patience for the "Ancients": Studying Classical Allusions in Pound's Prosodic Practice, by Sara Dunton -- Pound and the Early-Twentieth-Century Visual Revolution, by Rebecca Beasley -- Vorticism, the Palimpsest, the Ideogram, and Pound's Understanding of Chinese Historiography in The Cantos, by Jennifer Ryan-Bryant -- Pound's China: Teaching 'The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter" and Canto 49, by Zhaoming Qian -- Pound's Economics and Politics, by Alec Marsh -- Classroom Contexts -- The Cantos in a Quarter, by Brian M. Reed -- Using Electronic Resources and Information Technologies to Teach Pound's Guide to Kulchur and Canto 45, by Anderson D. Araujo -- Usury, Poetry, and Art: Canto 45, by Peter Nicholls -- Pound as Noh Student: The Lessons of Hagoromo, by Carrie J. Preston -- Pound and Periodicals: Editing Modernism, by Craig Monk -- "Poundian Ambition on the Semester System": Pound, the Avant-Garde, and the Academy, by Alan Golding -- Notes on Contributors -- Survey Respondents -- Works Cited.



  1. Altieri, Charles. Modernist Poetry and the Limitations of Materialist Theory: The Importance of Constructivist Values. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2021 [3. Ezra Pound and Marianne Moore: Why Imagism Could Not Suffice, 80-114, chapter excerpt].
  2. Arrington, Lauren. The Poets of Rapallo: How Mussolini's Italy shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writers. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2021. Chapter abstracts.
  3. Feldman, Matthew, Anna Svendsen and Erik Tönning, eds. Historicizing Modernists: Approaches to Archivalism. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2021. Abstract and Table of Contents.
  4. Jones, Hester. Twentieth-Century Poetry & Christian Belief: Deep Calls to Deep. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2021.
  5. Leveque, James P. Words like Fire: Prophecy and Apocalypse in Apollinaire, Marinetti and Pound. [Studies in Comparative Literature 50] MHRA, 2021. Abstract.
  6. Logan, William. Broken Ground: Poetry and the Demon of History. New York: Columbia UP, 2021 [Pound's China / Pound's Cathay, first page].
  7. Moss, Gemma. Modernism, Music and the Politics of Aesthetics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2021. Abstract and Table of Contents.
  8. Piantanida, Cecilia. Sappho and Catullus in Twentieth-Century Italian and North American Poetry. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021 [2. Modernist Rites, 53-84 (Sappho and Catullus Imagistes. Angels and drabs in Pound’s Lustra (1917), 58-65; Sappho and Catullus beyond Imagism. The second phase in Pound's reception: The two masks of Eros, 79-80; The third phase in Pounds reception: Private and public poetry, 81-84)].
  9. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context. Linda De Roche, ed. [Santa Barbara, CA]: ABC-CLIO, [2021]. 4 vols. [Vol. 1: Cantos, The, Ezra Pound, 193-195; Vol. 3. Pound, Ezra].



  1. Aji, Hélène. "Paideuma: The Ethics of Scholarly Criticism." Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 45 (2018 [pub. 2021]): 3-12. In part, on Marcella Spann Booth's correspondence with Carroll Terrell concerning her essay "Through the Smoke Hole": Ezra Pound's Last Year at St. Elizabeths," Paideuma 3.3 (Winter 1974): 329-334.
  2. Casella, Stefano Maria. "The Ash Tree as 'unwobbling pivot' in Pound's Early and Late Poetry." Trees in Literatures and the Arts: HumanArboreal Perspectives in the Anthropocene. Eds. Carmen Concilio and Daniela Fargione. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2021. 95-110.
  3. Diaper, Jeremy. "Farming and Agriculture in Literary Modernism." Modernist Cultures 16.1 (Feb. 2021): 86-113. Abstract.
  4. Harris, James. "Pound rocks." The Spectator, January 17, 2021. Free online.
  5. Ho, Tammy Lai-Ming. "Trans-Cultural and Trans-Temporal Translations." The Epoch of Universalism 1769-1989 L'époque de l'universalisme 1769-1989. Eds. Franck Hofmann and Markus Messling. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2021. 141-155. Free online and here and here.
  6. Hunter, Nathaniel. "Personal devotions can guide us to God. What Ezra Pound and St. Maximilian Kolbe taught me about devotions." U.S. Catholic 86.3 (March 2021): 21-25. Free online.
  7. "In memoriam Emily Mitchell Wallace." Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 45 (2018 [pub. 2021]): 283-284. With a photograph of Wallace by Walter Baumann on p. 283.
  8. Karam, Khaled Mostafa, and Helmy Elfiel. "An Experimental Appraisal of the Acquisition of Creative Literary Compression versus Descriptive Texts." Creativity Research Journal, Published online: 31 Jan. 2021 [in part, on "In a Station of the Metro"]. Abstract.
  9. Majeed, Rimah Muhy. "A Pragmatic Analysis of Personal Deixesin Lyrical Poetry: Ezra Pound's Lyrics 'Girl' and 'A Virginal.'" Journal of the College of Education for Women (U of Baghdad, Iraq) 32.1 (March 28, 2021): 18-25. Free online.
  10. Martínez Martínez, Faustino. "Some Brief Notes on Ezra Pound and Roman Law." Challenges to Legal Theory: Essays in Honour of Professor José Iturmendi Morales. Eds.: María José Falcón y Tella and Juan Antonio Martínez Muñoz. Leiden and Boston: Brill | Nijhoff, 2021. 79-96. First two pages.
  11. Palaima, Thomas. "Pound and Owen: A Correction." Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 45 (2018 [pub. 2021]): 243-248.
  12. Rodal, Jocelyn. "The Metaphor as an Equation: Ezra Pound and the Similitudes of Representation." The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and Mathematics. Robert Tubbs, Alice Jenkins, Nina Engelhardt, Eds. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. 529-549. Chapter abstract and referencesSecond page preview.
  13. Smith, Marilyn Schwinn. "John Cournos Among the Imagists: Prelude to Petrograd." Journal of Russian American Studies 5.1 (May 2021): 24-47. Free online and here and here and here and here.
  14. Su, Kent. "Landscapes and Taoism in Ezra Pound's Cantos." Neohelicon, Published: 6 January 2021. On the Taoist elements in the evocation of Chinese landscapes in Pound's Cantos 4 and 49. Free online and here.
  15. Tang Wei. "Transnational Imagination of China in Ezra Pound's and William Carlos Williams' Poetics." English Language, Literature & Culture 6.1 (March 2021): 7-13. Free online and here and here.



  1. Anon. Rev. of From Dickinson to Dylan: Visions of Transcendence in Modernist Literature, by Glenn Hughes. ProtoView 2 (Mar 17, 2021).
  2. Byers, Mark. Rev. of Jacob Edmond, Make It the Same: Poetry in the Age of Global Media. The Review of English Studies 72.303 (February 2021): 212-214. Abstract.
  3. Chambers, Matthew. Rev. of Amanda Golden, Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets. The Review of English Studies, Published: 7 February 2021. Abstract.
  4. Dunagan, Patrick James. Rev. of Ezra Pound, Italy, and The Cantos, by Massimo Bacigalupo.  Rain Taxi (Winter 2020-2021). Online Feb. 4, 2021. Free online.
  5. Flynn, Catherine. "Modernism at the Bar: Robert Spoo's Modernism and the Law." Journal of Modern Literature 44.2 (Winter 2021): 170-174. Abstract and first page and here.
  6. Hollis, Catherine W. Rev. of Serial Encounters: Ulysses and The Little Review, by Clare Hutton. Feminist Modernist Studies 4.1 (Jan. 2021): 128-130. First page.
  7. Kindellan, Michael. Rev. of Ezra Pound, Italy, and The Cantos, by Massimo Bacigalupo. Wallace Stevens Journal 45.1 (Spring 2021): 130-132. Excerpt and first page.
  8. Lambert, Christina J. "Remembered Relationships: A Review of John Berryman and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Friendship." Rev. of John Berryman and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Friendship, by Patrick Samway, S.J. Front Porch Republic, January 27, 2021. Free online.
  9. Meyers, Jeffrey. "Literary Godfathers." Rev. of two books, including The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics and Madness of Ezra Pound, by Daniel Swift. Paideuma: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics 45 (2018 [pub. 2021]): 271-280 (at 275-280). A variant version of the review under the same title in The Antioch Review 77.1 (Winter 2019): 43-51.
  10. Mills, Billy. Rev. of The Fall of America Journals, 1965-1971, by Allen Ginsberg, ed. Michael Schumacher. Elliptical Movements, 24 Feb. 2021. Free online.
  11. Nicholls, Peter. Rev. of Ezra Pound, Italy, and The Cantos, by Massimo Bacigalupo. Studies in Travel Writing, Published online: 1 Jan. 2021. First page.
  12. O'Grady, Thomas. Rev. of Serial Encounters: Ulysses and The Little Review, by Clare Hutton. James Joyce Quarterly 58.1-2 (Fall 2020-Winter 2021): 197-200. Excerpt and first page.
  13. Perris, Simon. Rev. of Translations of Greek Tragedy in the Work of Ezra Pound, by Peter Liebregts. Translation and Literature 30.1 (Feb. 2021): 108-114. First page.
  14. Short, Emma. "No Place Like Home." Rev. of Victoria Rosner, Machines for Living: Modernism and Domestic Life. Women: A Cultural Review, Published online: 12 Feb. 2021. First page.



  1. "#100PENMembers No. 44: Phyllis Bottome."  Writers and Free Expression, March 5, 2021. Free online.
  2. Borgan, Johnny. "«Sometimes I Turn, There's Someone There, Other Times It's Only Me» – About «From Dickinson to Dylan» by Glenn Hughes, 2020." Johnny B. Blog, January 4, 2021. Free online.
  3. Bowles, Mark. "Ezra Pound in Pisa." charlotte street, January 29, 2021. Free online.
  4. Fry, T. A. "My Clumsiness Each Time I Try To Dance." Fourteen Lines, January 14, 2021. On Delmore Schwartz, Robert Lowell, and Ezra Pound. Free online.
  5. Guidi, Paolo. "The Cantos of Ezra Pound." 117 plates. A series of prints based upon the Cantos, with passages from the Cantos and additional text by the artist. Paulus Vidius Blog, 2012-2021. Free online.
  6. Liddy, John. "Ezra Pound and Desmond O' Grady." The Hong Kong Review, March 23, 2021. Free online.
  7. Lielacher, Alex. "The Economics of the Poet Ezra Pound: What Is Money For?", January 31, 2021. Free online and here and here.
  8. Wear, John. "A Tale of Two American Literary Icons: Ernest Hemingway & Ezra Pound." Wear's War, May 28, 2021. Free online.
  9. Zhang, Irene. "No neutrality in another tongue: translation and the ethos of cultural power." Cherwell, 2 April 2021. Free online.
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