Dearlaura and Jeff: Some guides to Pound that I think you will find
accessible are:
        Witemeyer -- for the early poems
        George Kearns - Guide to EP's Selected Cantos
        Michael Alexander - The Poetic Achievement of EP
         (with good bibliography)
        But the Cantos do take some plugging -- not all good -- though
Pound said to read quickly. But you can do that only if you know
everything he knew.