Ezra Pound — American Poet born on October 30, 1885, died on November 01, 1972

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure in the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language. His best-known works include Ripostes, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley and the unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos.... (wikipedia)

Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
The modern artist must live by craft and violence. His gods are violent gods. Those artists, so called, whose work does not show this strife, are uninteresting.
Genius... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one.
The image is more than an idea. It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas and is endowed with energy.
The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.

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