Unpublished Pound Poem at Auction

Image via Lyon & Turnbull.

Coming up for auction next week is, according to the auctioneer, an “apparently unpublished” letter and poem from the hand of American expatriate poet Ezra Pound. Offered by Lyon & Turnbull in Edinburgh, Scotland, the autograph letter (with envelope dated April 21, 1909) was sent to Mrs. Isabel Konody, later known as Isabel Codrington, a painter whose circle of friends in London included many poets and artists. Pound was new to the scene, having moved to London only the year before and still finding his way among the city’s cultural elite. On page two of the letter, Pound pens a 14-line sonnet which begins, “If poets whom you know are not all fools, Methinks my songs but march amid the rout.”

The auction estimate is £7,000-9,000 ($11,000-$14,140).

Image via Lyon & Turnbull.

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One Response to “Unpublished Pound Poem at Auction”

  1. p.krishna prasad

    Amazing

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