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Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]>
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Hi Michael,
Yes, let's do that. Your email reminds me I have to write Marianne  
that I put in the attribution exactly as she wanted it.
Will do so now.
Courage with those essays!

Quoting Michael Coyle <[log in to unmask]> on Sun, 11 May 2014 17:11:08 -0400:

> Dear Roxana,
> I'm currently chin-deep marking final papers and exams, but I couldn't
> resist checking in. Nicely done!
> Perhaps we can have a real conversation at some point very soon --
> Michael
> On Sun, May 11, 2014 at 3:32 PM, Roxana Preda <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 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).
>> Finally
>> 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 touch.
>> 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
>> 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.