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Special Section: Pound’s Legacy into the Twenty-First Century

Martin Corless-Smith, “Introduction”

Marjorie Perloff, “‘Raising the Referential Temperature’: Poundian Reverberations in Brazilian Concrete Poetry”

Yunte Huang, “Ezra Pound, Made in China”

Jennifer Scappettone, “Festina Lente: Invention of the Modernist Poet as Editor in the City of Aldus”

Václav Paris, “Pound and Disability”

Bob Perelman, “Lie Quiet Ezra: Time Lines in Pound”

Katie Fuller and Tyler Babbie, “Idaho Conference Report”


Roxana Preda, “Of Birds, Composers, and Poets: Ezra Pound’s Memoir of Gerhart Münch in Canto 75”

Johanna Winant, “Ezra Pound and the Form of Explanation”

Christopher T. Oakey, “Re-thinking William Carlos Williams’s Objectivity Through the Poetic Epistemology of Sour Grapes

Robert Volpicelli, “William Carlos Williams’s Syphilitic Muse”

Henry King, “Masters of Northern Stops: Donald Davie’s Uses of Basil Bunting”

Andy Weaver, “‘I Am Giving You a Present’: Olson’s Sublime Sense of Time in His Early Poetry and Poetics”

Dale Smith, “Edward Dorn’s Metaphors of Contagion”

Seth Perlow, “Reading by Chance: Jackson Mac Low and A Million Random Digits


Bryan Sentes and James Edward Reid, “On Translation: An Interview with Peter Dale Scott”

Notes on Contributors


Cover: Detail of illustration by Gerty Saruê for Panaroma do Finnegans Wake de James Joyce by Haroldo and Augusto de Campos (São Paulo, 1962; 4th ed. 2001). Full illustration appears on page 33 of this volume. Used with permission of the artist.



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Kevin Killian, “Activism, Gay Poetry, AIDS in the 1980s”

Franklin Bruno, “‘wrong sort turismo‘: Kenward Elmslie’s ‘Tropicalism'”

Tim Woods, “Cid Corman: Editor, Translator, Poet”

Anna Elena Eyre, “Jaime de Angulo’s Relational ‘I’: A Morphological Poetics”

Jeffrey Blevins, “Putting a Pineapple Together with Wallace Stevens”

Katherine M. Miller, “‘this will happen again – where? when?‘: Typological Thinking in H.D.’s Trilogy

Mara de Gennaro, “Man is Man Because . . .: Humanism Wars, ‘Sweeney Erect,’ and the Makings of Modernist Imagination”

Documents and Reviews

Brian Carpenter, “‘an innter striving’: An Overview of Edward Sapir’s Poetry Papers”

Edward Sapir, “Suggestive Notes”

Massimo Bacigalupo, “Melville to Merrill: Italophile American Poets”

“Italophile American Poets Gallery”

Massimo Bacigalupo, “James Laughlin and ”Ma’ Riess of Rapallo'”

James Laughlin, “‘Ma’ Riess of Rapallo”

“‘Ma’ Riess of Rapallo Gallery”

John Tytell, “In Pursuit of Olga Rudge”


In Memoriam:

Tobin Brogunier, “Joseph Brogunier photograph”

David Grundy, “Amiri Baraka”

James Longenbach, “J. Walton Litz”

Michael Heller, “Allen Grossman”

Notes on Contributors


Cover: Amiri Baraka at the NPF Conference, “Poetry of the 1960s,” in Orono, Maine, June 2000. Photograph by Aldon Nielsen. Used with permission.


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Special Issue

A Festschrift for Burton Hatlen

Edited by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos




Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, “Burton Norval Hatlen (1936-2008)”

Dove Sta Memora

Essays on and in Honor of Burton Hatlen

Marjorie Perloff, “In Memoriam: Burton Hatlen (1936-2008)

Ellen Keck Stauder, “Of Rhythm, Image and Knowing: Burton Hatlen as a Reader of Pound”

Sara Dunton, “Hatlen’s H.D.”

Christopher MacGowan, “Burt Hatlen on William Carlos Williams”

Barrett Watten, “Thanking Through Orono: After Poetry of the 1970’s (2008)

Kaplan Harris, “Editing After Pound”

Trevor Sawler, “Burton Hatlen: An Annotated Bibliography”

On George Oppen

Kathleen D’Angelo, “‘The Sequence of Disclosure’: The Truth Hidden in Things in George Oppen’s Discrete Series

Duncan Dobbelmann, “‘A Ferocious Mumbling in Public’: How George Oppen Came to Be Canonized”

Burton Hatlen, “Oppen and the Unspeakable”

Joseph Noble, “George Oppen’s Discrete Series: Things Among Others”

Siobhan Scarry, “Oppen’s ‘We’ and the Poetics of the First Person Plural”

Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos, “The Prosody of George Oppen Poetry of the 1960’s—’Tho It Is Impenetrable'”


Ira Nadel, “Ezra Pound and MI5”

Zhaoming Qian, “Mai-Mai Sze, The Tao, and Moore’s Late Poetry”

Joshua Corey, “Robert Duncan’s Visionary Ecology”

Richard Owens, “Dissociations: The McCaffery-Prynne Debate”



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Essays and Documents

Two Unpublished Stories by H.D.: “Hesperia” and “Aegina” (introduced by David Roessel and Victoria Conover)

Jeffrey Bilbro, “C. Day Lewis and W.B. Yeats: ‘Heartening a Few to Courage and Acceptance'”

Rebecca Strauss, “‘External Modernity’ or Something of That Sort: Ezra Pound’s Transatlantic ‘Redondillas'”

Alastair Morrison, “Come Far Poteresti un Sofismo?: Guido Cavalcanti and the Poundian Argument”

Sarah Ehlers, “Ezra Pound’s Perverse Anthology”

Jerome Kavka, M.D., “The Dreams of Ezra Pound” (introduced by Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos)

Gary Grieve-Carlson, “’The Fathers Run Out in the Sons’: Charles Olson, Ezra Pound, and ‘The Song of Ullikummi’”

Paul Stephens, “Human University: Charles Olson and the Embodiment of Information”

Jeffrey Twitchell-Waas, “Keep Your Eyes on the Page: Zukofsky’s Bottom: on Shakespeare


Michael Alpert, “In Memoriam: Theodore Enslin”

Walter Baumann, “In Memoriam: Peter Rudge”

Bulletin Board

Title Abbreviations for Works by Ezra Pound

Notes on Contributors

Cover: Charles Olson’s first draft, in pencil, of the late Maximus poem “Maximus of Gloucester.”  Images used with permission and are courtesy of the Charles Olson Research Collection, Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut.

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Demetres Tryphonopolous, “Announcing Paideuma’s ‘New’ Documentary Section”


“Basil Bunting on Ezra Pound: Interview by Lawrence Pitkethly with James Laughlin” (introduced by Richard Swigg)

Catherine E. Paul, “Compiling a Packet for Ezra Pound”

Peter Liebregts, “‘Love God and Do as You Please’: Ezra Pound and Augustine”

Ondrea E. Ackerman, “The Periplum of The Pisan Cantos

Charles S. Kraszewski, “Poland and Poles in the Consciousness of the Anglo-American Modernists”

Natalie Gerber, “Tracing the Trajectory of a Williams Poem: From the Variable Foot to Triadic-Line Verse”

Russell Brickey, “Last Stand of the Sublime: Kenneth Rexroth and ‘Strength through Joy'”

Matthew Hofer, “Mina Loy, Giovanni Papini, and the Aesthetic of Irritation”


V. Nicholos LoLordo (Joe Amato, Industrial Poetics: Demo Track for Mobile Culture; Jennifer Ashton, From Modernism to Postmodernism: American Poetry and Theory in the Twentieth Century; and Susan Schultz, A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry)

Réka Mihálka (Ezra Pound, Language and Persona, ed. Massimo Bacigalupo and William Pratt)

Alec Marsh (A. David Moody, Ezra Pound, Poet: A Portrait of the Man and His Work / Volume 1: The Young Genius 1885-1920)

Burt Kimmelman (Joel Bettridge, Reading as Belief: Language Writing, Poetics, Faith)

Cover: Portrait of Papini (1913) by Carlo Carrà. Photograph of drawing  by Studio Fotografico Luca Carrà, Milan. Used with permission of Archivio Carla Carrà.

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Portfolio for Mary’s LXXXVth

Richard Sieburth, “Introduction”

“Mary de Rachewiltz in Conversation with Richard Sieburth”

Gais, the Beauties of the Tyrol by Maria Pound
Richard Sieburth, “Introductory Note”
Facsimile Reproductions:
Original Typescript [Italian]
English Translation by Ezra Pound
Japanese Translation from Reijoki

Mary de Rachewiltz, “Chronicle: The Brunnenburg Tapestry”

Cat and Salamander: A Tale in Six Captions by Ezra Pound
Siegfried de Rachewiltz, “Salamander Days”
Facsimile Reproduction (Illustrated by Boris de Rachewiltz)

Ezra Pound, “From Father to Daughter: Selected Letters” (ed. Richard Taylor)

The Rais Uli Myth
Richard Sieburth, “Introduction”
Ezra Pound, “The Rais Uli Myth / Being Tangier in Dry Point”

Gregory Merrill Harvey and Emily Mitchell Wallace, “Mary Rudge de Rachewiltz: SOme Photographs from Her 80th Birthday Party”


Evelyn Haller, “Shadows on the Rock: A Book in American English Ezra Pound Gave to His Daughter That She Might Learn His Mother Tongue”

Sean Pryor, “‘How Will You Know?’: Paradise, Paintingm and the Writing of Ezra Pound’s Canto 3”

Jeffrey Westover, “‘My Sense of Property’s / Adrift’: Attitudes Toward Land, Property and Nation in the Poetry of Lorine Niedecker”

Joshua Clover, “‘A Form Adequate to History’: Toward a Renewed Marxist Poetics”


Mary Bamburg, “Report on the 3rd International Conference on ‘Modernism and the Orient'”

Emily Mitchell Wallace, “In Memoriam: William Frank McNaughton”

Front Cover: Tyrolean mask from the cover of Tiroler Masken by Mary de Rachewiltz (Milan: All’Insegna del Pesce d’Oro, 1960). Ezra Pound: “where the masks come from, in the Tirol, / in the winter season / searching every house to drive out the demons” (Canto 74).

Back Cover: Cover of January 1939 issue of Reijokai (Young Ladies’ World), a Japanese girl’s magazine. A Japanese translation of “Gais: The Beauties of the Tirol,” written in 1937 by then-twelve-year-old Mary de Rachewiltz, was published in this issue.


Paideuma 37.1-2 (2010)

Volume 37 is in part a special birthday celebration tribute to Mary de Rachewiltz, honoring her eighty-fifth birth year. This section is guest edited by Richard Sieburth, who has assembled a portfolio of materials that includes an interview with de Rachewiltz, selections from her letters to Ezra Pound, and samples of her writing. Also included in the volume are four scholarly essays by Joshua Clover, Evelyn Haller, Sean Pryor, and Jeffrey Westover, whose work spans from de Rachewiltz and Pound to Lorine Niedecker and Frank O’Hara. Paideuma 37 will be printed as a single annual.