To learn about poetry from the best
Poet alive, and you accepted me into
Your Ezuversity . . . . Literachoor, you said,
Michael Dirda's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. His online discussion of books takes place each Thursday at 2 p.m.
Is news that stays news,
And quoting from some old bloke
Named Rodophus Agricola,
Ut doceat, ut moveat, ut delectet,
Make it teach, move the heart,
And please. You taught me
And you moved me and you gave me
Great delight. Your conversation
Was the best show in town.
In Byways Laughlin largely memorializes the "good" Pound, the impassioned impresario of modernism and not the man later obsessed with usury and Mussolini:
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