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Aaliya's Dead Poet Society - Ezra Pound


Aaliya's Dead Poet Society - Ezra Pound

Join us a Aaliya's Books for the second Dead Poet Society, where we will sit down to read and discuss late poets from around the world.

This month we will be reading the influential and controversial Ezra Pound.

Inspired by Japanese poets, Pound pioneered the Imagism movement, which favored precise and economic language, rejecting romantic flourishes.

Pound’s poetry has been described as capturing ‘an instance in time’ with meticulous wording. Despite his political ideology, Pound’s work radically changed modern literature, influencing contemporaries like T.S. Eliot and Hemingway, and later movements like the beatniks.

You can pick up your copy of Ezra Pound’s ‘Selected Poems’ from Aaliya's Books. Or come and discuss the poems of his you have already read on Feb. 5, at 9pm, we would love to have you.

Below is a short poem by Pound to get you antiquated with his style:

‘In a Station of the Metro’

‘The apparition of these faces in the crowd;

Petals on a wet, black bough.’

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