As a non-academic in your midst, I must say that I'm very impressed with
both your ambition and your resourcefulness. Wow.
When I started the Ezra Pound Association I became a collector of all
things Poundian and now have quite a library. It's clear that the
birthplace will never be a study source, so I've just been hanging on to
them, wondering where they will eventually end up. Should you folk ever
decide on a semi-permanent location with book shelf potential, please
consider accepting this collection as a gift, shipping included. I don't
even have an estimate on number of volumes, much less a list, but I'm
guesstimating about thirty, perhaps more. In the mean time, I'll keep
looking for and collecting.
My very best,
On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Dear Poundians,
> Now that mid-January is already behind us, it is maybe time to think about
> our new article award.
> Regarding published articles, we have a strange situation. 2012 seems to
> have been a flourishing year for Pound scholarship. The MLA bibliography
> showed 10 articles published in various journals, plus the volume 39 of
> Paideuma, which had a strong Pound presence. See the link to the article
> list, which I have attached through dropbox here:
> By contrast, 2013 is peculiarly poor ? I have found just three articles.
> Now this of course can occur because a number of them may not have trickled
> down into the databases yet.
> A number of these articles are freely available online. That is especially
> fortunate ? some articles are literally in the palm of our hand.
> To this list we have to add two article collections:
> Coyle, Michael and Steven Yao, eds. Ezra Pound and Education. Orono:
> National Poetry Foundation, 2012.
> Pratt, William and Caterina Ricciardi, eds. Roma/Amor. Ezra Pound Rome and
> Love. NY: AMS, 2013.
> Unfortunately I have seen neither of these collections and I would be very
> grateful if some of you felt generous enough to let the society have a
> copy. I mean by that of course let ME have a copy so that I can pass it on
> to reviewers and/or keep for reference.
> I think it would be a good idea if the society had a Pound library of its
> own. At first, this could be located in my office, but then I could hand it
> over to my successor. The idea being that whenever some of us can?t locate
> a material s/he could write to the society for help.
> But even if the library idea does not materialize, it would be good to
> have these collections for promotion in our newsletter and for
> consideration for our award, hence my appeal to you for a copy of these
> Until now I have received one nomination:
> Golding, Alan. ?From Pound to Olson: The Avant-Gardist as Pedagogue.? Ezra
> Pound and Education. Ed. Michael Coyle and Steven Yao. National Poetry
> Foundation, 2012. 183-210.
> I would like to receive two more nominations so that the committee and the
> peer reviewers can have a real debate.
> Let us establish mid-February as a sort of deadline for the final
> announcements of nominations, so that you have three weeks to look at the
> articles and recommend the ones you like best. If two or more people
> nominate the same article, so much the better.
> For those of you who may have difficulties procuring articles of interest,
> drop me an email, I have them all and can easily send you the pdfs.
> It is very possible I may have overlooked an article or a collection.
> Please let me know if this is the case. We do need a complete picture and I
> would be all too glad to update the list. Besides, just three articles last
> year seems a bit suspicious to me.
> I am curious to know what you think of these articles and look forward to
> your input on them. Happy reading!
> With all my best,
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