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Catherine Paul <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:36:22 +0000
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Dear Roxana (and all):

I like this idea of an EPS library.

Once you have what you have organized, I wonder if you might compile and distribute a list. Then perhaps others of us might contribute volumes to your collection, once we know what you do and do not have?

All best,
Catherine E. Paul
Professor of English
Department of English
801 Strode Tower
Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0523
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From: - Ezra Pound discussion list of the University of Maine [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Roxana Preda [[log in to unmask]]
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Subject: Re: {Disarmed} Re: the EPS article award

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

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