30.350 Twentieth-Century American Poets and “the dead art / Of poetry”

This course will examine the careers of Ezra Pound and H.D.  It will deal primarily with Pound’s and H.D.’s poetic achievement, but also with questions of form and poetics. Pound and H.D.’s careers will be considered in relation to their immediate and later contemporaries (Frost, William Carlos Williams, T.S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, Amy Lowell, Gertrude Stein, Mina Loy, and e.e. cummings), and to their literary, political, and economic backgrounds.

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in first-year English literature or permission of instructor.