Full program: introduction by Robert Casper, Head of the Poetry and Literature Center, LOC; comments and reading by Elizabeth Arnold and me. While the context of the event at the Library of Congress was Pound's birthday, I took the occasion to discuss the 1948 Bollingen prize, awarded by the Library of Congress to Pound for his Pisan Cantos. •My commentary begins here: (23:00)
My reading of Clare's vowelless letter at the launch for Barbaric Vast & Wild: Poems for the Millennium Vol. V, edited by Jerome Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman, at The Poetry Project, Oct. 14, 2015.