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Ezra Pound honored with Blue Plaque

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Ezra Pound was honored with an English Heritage blue plaque ceremony at his former London home, ending a long period of ostracism for the deceased poet.

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Today is Monday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2003 with 30 to follow.
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Art World: Is 'Def Jam' poetry's future?

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The hit Broadway show "Def Poetry Jam" may not be every poetry-lover's cup of pekoe but it is very much a part of the American poetry scene as it is developing
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Today is Sunday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2002 with 30 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Oct. 30, the 303rd day of 2002 with 62 to follow.
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Review: Avedon's photos assail the eye

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Viewing world-famous photographer Richard Avedon's non-fashion photographs of people from all walks of life stripped bare of pretense is an unsettling experience.
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Hemingway archives in Cuba to be saved

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- An announcement by the Rockefeller Foundation that it is donating $75,000 toward preserving a large holding of novelist Ernest Hemingway's papers at his home in Cuba has revealed that American scholars have been given access to the valuable trove for the
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HOLLYWOOD, July 2 (UPI) -- Who better than a genuine third generation Hemingway to direct a movie of "A Moveable Feast," one of legendary novelist Ernest Hemingway's last books?
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An urban oasis supermarket

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- When Safeway closed its branch in Anacostia, Washington's low-income neighborhood east of the eponymous river, in 1998, the community lost its only supermarket.
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Today is Saturday, Dec. 1, the 335th day of 2001 with 30 to follow.
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Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an American expatriate poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist movement in poetry. He became known for his role in developing Imagism, which in reaction to the Victorian and Georgian poets favored tight language, unadorned imagery, and a strong correspondence between the verbal and musical qualities of the verse and the mood it expressed. His best-known works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920), and his unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos, which consumed his middle and late career, and was published between 1917 and 1969.

Working in London in the early 20th century as foreign editor of several American literary magazines, Pound helped to discover and shape the work of contemporaries such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway. It was Pound who was responsible for the publication in 1915 of Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and for the serialization from 1918 of Joyce's Ulysses. Hemingway wrote in 1925: "He defends when they are attacked, he gets them into magazines and out of jail. He loans them money. ... He writes articles about them. He introduces them to wealthy women. He gets publishers to take their books. He sits up all night with them when they claim to be dying ... he advances them hospital expenses and dissuades them from suicide."

Outraged by the loss of life during the First World War, he lost faith in England, blaming usury and international capitalism for the war. He moved to Italy in 1924 where throughout the 1930s and 1940s, to his friends' dismay, he embraced Benito Mussolini's fascism, expressed support for Adolf Hitler, and wrote for publications owned by the British fascist Oswald Mosley. The Italian government paid him during the Second World War to make hundreds of radio broadcasts criticizing the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and in particular Jews, broadcasts that were monitored by the U.S. government, as a result of which he was arrested for treason by American forces in Italy in 1945. He spent months in detention in a U.S. military camp in Pisa, including 25 days in a six-by-six-foot outdoor steel cage that he said triggered a mental breakdown: "when the raft broke and the waters went over me." Deemed unfit to stand trial, a decision disputed for decades after his death, he was incarcerated in St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C., for over 12 years.

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