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Thank you so much for "Make It New."  The first time I read those words from EP I felt like he pushed the right button merging my heart with my brain as one in all that I do.  Since that moment I have tried to always work them together.  Using the brain without the heart begets evil, the heart without the brain renders foolish outcomes.  Too bad that youth is wasted on the young as we spend most of it learning how to die at peace with the world. 

I just subscribed to "Make It New" and look forward to many hours experiencing the work of Ezra Pound.  I was the Literary Manager at the New Playwrights' Theatre of Washington in the 1970s when we produced a new play "Ezra In Bedlam" by Ken Arnold of Philadelphia.  That was the inspiration for me to open my mind to the real work of Ezra Pound rather than the mainstream media bashing published during my youth. 

--Robert M. "Bob" Bowen 

  Chairman, Constitution Party of New Mexico   

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From: "Roxana Preda" <[log in to unmask]> 
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Sent: Sunday, May 11, 2014 1:32:59 PM 
Subject: Ezra Pound Society website and little magazine 

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). 

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   

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, 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in 
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.