From John Glendinning on February 18th, 2020
This event showcases the Fifth Decad of Cantos (42-51) that Ezra Pound composed in 1934-36. While continuing on his epic journey, Pound started this section with new focus and new ideas. As The Cantos tell a multitude of stories, readers and listeners do not need to follow the poem from the beginning to respond to them – the decad includes some of the most beautiful cantos Pound ever wrote, invoking both the pagan magic of Italian religious rituals and the fascination of Chinese landscapes.
The Cantos Readings series is part of the The Cantos Project, a digital research environment dedicated to Ezra Pound’s poem. The project is designed and researched by Andrew Taylor and Roxana Preda at the University of Edinburgh and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
READING: Paul Cunningham
MODERATOR: Prof. Peter Liebregts
SCOTTISH POETRY LIBRARY
5 Crichton’s Close, Edinburgh
Thursday, 23 January 2020, 5pm