Saturday, 2 October 2010

Pound meets Celan

This was prompted by a thread on the British and Irish Innovative Poetry discussion list in which Pierre Joris pointed out the exact words of the famous 'all poets are Jews' quote (from Mandelstam, from Tsevetsaya, from Celan). It made Ezra Pound in his Pisan cage loom overhead: 

Raised, to the head-heights

by the crossed night-lights

in a voice-mesh
Pound shouting pounds
vse poety zhidy

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