Bernstein on Pound at the Library of Congress, Oct. 30, 2015
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)
•I then read excerpts from the Pisan Cantos (33:35)
•I finished with a reading of part of "The Lives of the Toll Takers" (from my 1994 collection Dark City) (37:04)