October 30, 1885 – November 1, 1972
American expatriate poet, musician, and critic.
Ezra was born in Hailey, Idaho, United States. He studied for two years at the University of Pennsylvania and later received his M.A. in Romance philology from Hamilton College in 1905.
Afterward, Ezra taught at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, for less than a year, and left as the result of a minor scandal. In 1908 he traveled to Europe, settling in London after spending several months in Venice.
I very time later Ezra go to Italy. Although he continued working on The Cantos, he seemed to view them as an artistic failure. Pound died in Venice in 1972 two days after his 87th birthday.
The Cantos is a poems together form a farewell to Pound’s London career.