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This is the most appropriate day to have brought this fantastic creation 
to light! You've brought the Pound society to life as well. I look 
forward to hearing the many voices you've called up (truly a nekuia, as 
we've been dwelling as ghosts).
May the wind fill your sails!

On 5/11/2014 12:32 PM, Roxana Preda wrote:
> Ezra Pound Society Bulletin no. 5, May 11, 2014
> Dear friends,
> Since I took over the running of this society of ours last year, I 
> have been talking to you about the desirability of a website and a 
> newsletter for our society.
> At some point I realized that the best thing would be to launch them 
> together. They are ready now and the time has come to show you what I 
> have been working on for the past few months.
> I must confess that I?ve been rather ambitious for our society ? other 
> literary organisations have websites, but none, so far as I know, is 
> interactive, like ours.
> All the other societies have newsletters, but none so far as I know, 
> is multimedia. In fact, the quality of contributions I received for 
> the first issue have prompted me to change its status to ?little 
> magazine?. If you care to register on the site to read the little mag, 
> I think you will agree with me. It is called Make It New.
> The magazine, as well as my proposals for society projects are closed 
> to the wider public and open just to members. You will see that the 
> table of contents of the little mag is open access. But in order to 
> actually read it, you?ll have to register.
> At this point this website is our society home. It is a house with a 
> lot of empty rooms waiting for your contributions and improvements. I 
> have provided just the minimum content, or a few placeholders. Ideally 
> it should become a place where we are comfortable to return ? to adorn 
> and enrich it as every loving homeowner does.
> The society is now initiating another way of gaining and cultivating 
> membership. In the past, members were the subscribers to Paideuma, a 
> model common to other literary societies as well.
> While we would certainly urge Pound scholars to maintain their 
> subscriptions to the journal, I think that another model, with a 
> low-cost subscription would be an incentive for more people to become 
> members. The society financial goals are as ever, to have a money 
> foundation for the awards. Then, if there is anything left, the 
> society could initiate and carry out a number of projects, which are 
> described on the website. It could also ideally offer some help to 
> deserving postgraduate students (a modest subvention of conference 
> travel costs comes to mind in that respect).
> Finally
> Like anything that is new, the website might not always perform 
> smoothly or be the same for everyone in every circumstance. We are now 
> testing, experimenting. You have to make allowances for my new role as 
> web designer/ administrator. If you have problems or suggestions, 
> don?t shoot, just drop me an email or simply offer your help, it will 
> be welcome.
> As to the magazine ? when you see the pilot issue, you will have a 
> better idea of what it can do for us. Justin Kishbaugh will run it as 
> a managing editor and Barry Ahearn and I will be in the wings to look 
> kindly over his shoulder. We plan to do more reviewing, especially the 
> publications of the last two years. If you?d rather start smaller and 
> provide a chapter or article summary, this is welcome too. Just get in 
> touch.
> This is a cordial invitation to you all to become members of a changed 
> Ezra Pound Society ? with new presence and visibility, improved means 
> of communication, and a unique chance for us to work together.
> Just go to http://www.ezrapoundsociety.org
> With all my best,
> Roxana