Ezra Pound – 1885-1972
Pound was a challenging modern poet who promoted the work of other modernists, including William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Frost, D.H. Lawrence, and T.S. Eliot. His influence on modern literature—including modern American literature —was therefore profound. During World War II, this Idaho-born poet lived in Italy and made profascist broadcasts. He was arrested after the war on charges of treason and confined to a Washington, D.C. area asylum until 1958.