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Jennifer Wilson <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:20:48 -0800
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If that happens we will have to form a club of "naive Idealists!"

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:14 PM, Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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,
> Roxana
> 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:
>>> 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.