Inside Pound’s Kensington Room

 

Inside Pound's Kensington Room

Pound lived in this tiny room from 1909 to 1914. He arrived a fledgling; he left a genius.

Lots of people visited him here including Tagore, Frost and DH Lawrence.

He made his name here so much so that one satirist lampooned him as ‘Ezekiel Ton’. That bigged him up though; they might have been better off belittling him as ‘Isaiah Ounce’.

William Carlos Williams remembers that he kept a candle burning at a shrine to a young woman who wasn’t his wife to be, Dorothy Shakespear.

 

Photo: Max Reeves

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About Niall McDevitt

Niall McDevitt > poet > author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo (International Times, 2012) > urban explorer > radical pedestrian who leads Shakespeare/Blake/Rimbaud /Yeats walks, among others.
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