“Never use any word you would not actually say in moments of utmost urgency.”
I think Ezra Pound remains an invaluable tutor – on poetry, of course, not politics or economics! – even a hundred years later.
Agreed. I respect how he changed poetry, even with the strange set of opinions and behaviors he brought to the table.
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I disagree with the above statement by Ezra Pound. It forbids all kinds of wonderful expansions of language and— as is likely in utmost urgency— writing would become inarticulate and/or a plethora of four-letter foul words, curses, and hackneyed expressions. We would all be imprisoned in the tedium of an Ernest Hemingway novel.
I love this, Cynthia! Regardless of the truth of what Pound says, I like how *you* write.
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