Ezra Pound’s monumental poem The Cantos is the longest and most sustained literary effort made by a poet of the modernist generation in any language. It took half a century to write: begun before WWI, it was continued to the end of the 1960s. It has now become a modernist classic.
This event, sponsored by The Cantos Project at the University of Edinburgh and the Leverhulme Trust, is the third instalment in the series of poetry readings from The Cantos, showcasing poems Pound wrote between 1930 and 1934.
Cantos read in this program:
XXXI, XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXIX, XLI
Edinburgh, EH8 8DT