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: >> >> 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.