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Dear Jennifer,

So you believe in the library idea! I suppose the thirty books are  
poetry volumes and criticism - give me some time to organise shelf  
space and I will gladly take over what you have.
The library idea came to me as I found myself suddenly at the center  
of this information and communication hub. I realised in time that  
this was what I wanted to create within the society. The meaning, or  
the goal of my presidency if you will.

I just hope that I don't end up talking to myself. If people do not  
spring into action somehow, I will just remain a naive idealist,  
nothing more!

With all my best,

Quoting Jennifer Wilson <[log in to unmask]> on Tue, 21 Jan 2014  
17:08:25 -0800:

> Hi Roxana,
> 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,
> Jennifer Wilson
> 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:
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/2q3e2lcslc1gdkk/Articles%20in%
>> 20Pound%20studies%202012-2013.doc
>> 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.
>> and
>> 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
>> volumes.
>> 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,
>> Roxana
>> --
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>> Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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