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Now in its 14th year of publication, this magazine was created to offer the discerning reader a stimulating selection of excellent original writing. Black Lamb Review is a literate rather than a literary publication. Regular columns by writers in a variety of geographic locations and vocations are supplemented by features, reviews, articles on books and authors, and a selection of “departments,” including an acerbic advice column and a lamb recipe.

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Last Week in Literary History

October 30th, 2002

In 1885, American poet Ezra Pound (The Cantos, 1917-69) is born in Hailey, Idaho.

Ezra Pound, b. October 30, 1885, d. 1972

It’s not unfair to say that Pound is remembered for encouraging the literary contributions of his friends rather than for his own literary output. His poems are not much read now, but he made possible many a poem and book by his devotion to writing and help to fellow writers. Gertrude Stein famously said of him, “He was a village explainer, excellent if you were a village, but if you were not, not,” perhaps foreseeing Pound’s later turn to outspoken fascism and anti-Semitism.

Suggested Reading Poetry Hugh Selwyn Mauberley. The Cantos, 1917-1969.

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