|Full name||: Ezra Pound|
|Alias||: Ezra Pound|
|Address||: Hailey, Idaho Territory|
|Animals||: The Rooster|
|Father||: Homer Loomis Pound|
|Mother||: Isabel Weston|
|Wife||: Dorothy Shakespear|
|Children||: Omar Pound, Mary|
|Education||: University of Pennsylvania Hamilton College|
An expatriate American poet and critic, Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was a chief personality in the initial modernist movement in poetry. He gained popularity for his role in developing “Imagism”, which, in response to the Victorian and Georgian poets, supported tight language, unadorned imagery, and a strong correspondence between the verbal and musical qualities of the verse and the mood it showcased. Annoyed by the loss of life during the First World War, his confidence in England vanished and thus, he moved to Italy. The government of Italy even paid him during the Second World War to create a large number of radio broadcasts in order to criticize the United States. Time magazine in 1933 called him "a cat that walks by himself, tenaciously unhousebroken and very unsafe for children”. Pound is best known for his works “Ripostes”, “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley” and his incomplete 120-section epic, “The Cantos”.
Ezra Pound was born on October 30, 1885 in Hailey, Idaho Territory to Homer Loomis Pound and Isabel Weston. He was the only child of his parents. The ancestors of his parents were immigrants from England in the 17th century. Pound’s father initially worked for Thaddeus, grandfather of Pound. Later Thaddeus reserved Homer an appointment as Register of the Government Land Office in Hailey. As Pound’s mother was not happy residing in Hailey, she left taking her 18 months old son to move back to East, followed by Homer. In 1889, Homer got a job as an assayer at the Philadelphia Mint. In July 1893, the family purchased a six-bedroom house at 166 Fernbrook Avenue in the town of Wyncote, Pennsylvania.
He first fell in love withHilda Doolittle and dedicated several poems to her but when Pound asked her to marry him, she refused. Pound married Dorothy Shakespear in April 1914. The couple had a son, Omar who was born on 10 September 1926. Immediately after his birth, Dorothy handed Omar to her mother in order to raise him in London. Pound first met Olga Rudge in November 1920 and their love affair continued until his death in 1972. His affair with Olga also produced a daughter, Mary who was born on July 9, 1925 in Bressanone. As Olga had no interest in raising the child, she handed over Mary to a German-speaking peasant woman to raise her for 200 lire a month.