Saturday, July 28, 2012

Ezra Pound - For or Against

There was a point in my poetry career when I had Ezra Pound hair.

Girls liked it...that is until I said....

"I have Ezra Pound hair."

Most people think his skill set was diminished by the fact that he held some odd prejudices, but Finley said....

"Ezra Pound was just F*****G crazy, and what poets can truly say they are not?"

Finley also went on to inform me.....

"Ezra Pound was the master of boiling topics down. He would write a poem and start off by removing letters, then words, and finally...paragraphs."

This advise, this method is making me a stronger writer, and I will admit...since I shaved the Ezra Pound hair, my modeling gigs have been cut in 1/2.

Have a good weekend y'all.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if he was the master of boiling things down. When you are obscure as he could be, how do you judge "boiling down"? Maybe he boiled things down too much. But the cantos go one forever, so I'm inclined not to give him the benefit. What he did was preach the virtue of condensare e distillare which is always a good idea -- get to the point, don't undercut yoursel with blah.