The Publication Timeline of The Cantos
Bush, Ron. The Genesis of Ezra Pound's Cantos. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1976. Print.
Eastman, Barbara. Ezra Pound's Cantos: the Story of the Text 1948-1975. Orono: National Poetry Foundation, 1979. Print.
Gallup, Donald. Ezra Pound. A Bibliography. Charlottesville: The University Press of Virginia, 1983. Print.
I. Poetry 10.3 (June 1917): 113-21;
II. Poetry 10.4 (July 1917): 180-88;
III. Poetry 10.5 (August 1917): 248-54.
Three Cantos of a poem of Some Length. Lustra. Am. ed. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1917. (Reprinted with marginalia in Quia Pauper Amavi. London: The Ovid Press, 1919).
Chosen excerpts from the Lustra Cantos were reprinted in Future:
"Passages from the Opening Address in a Long Poem" - February 1918.
"Images from the Second Canto of a Long Poem" - March 1918.
"An Interpolation taken from the Third Canto of a Long Poem" - April 1918. (Bush Genesis 301-309).
A Draft of XVI Cantos of Ezra Pound for the Beginning of a Poem of some Length now first made into a Book with Initials by Henry Strater. Paris: Three Mountains Press, 1925.
Canto IV. The Fourth Canto. London: Ovid Press, October 1919. Reprinted in the Dial June 1920 and in Poems 1918-1921. Boni and Liveright, 1921.
Three Cantos. Dial. LXXI.2 (August 1921): 198-208. [The Fifth Canto - The Sixth Canto - The Seventh Canto]
The Fourth Canto - The Fifth Canto - The Sixth Canto - The Seventh Canto. Poems 1918-1921. New York: Boni & Liveright, 1921. Canto VI will be considerably edited between A Draft of XVI Cantos (1925) and A Draft of XXX Cantos (1930). The original is reproduced in Bush Genesis 310-313.
Eighth Canto. Dial LXXII.5 (May 1922): 505-509.
Malatesta Cantos. (Cantos IX to XII of a long poem). Criterion 1.4 (July 1923): 363-84.
Two Cantos. Transatlantic Review. I.1 (January 1924): 10-14. Contents: One Canto [Canto XIII] - Another Canto [Canto XII, first half]
A Draft of the Cantos 17-27 of Ezra Pound. Initials by Gladys Hynes. London: John Rodker, 1928.
Cantos XVII-XIX. This Quarter. I.2 (Autumn/Winter 1925/1926): 5-16.
Part of Canto XX. Exile. 1 (Spring 1927): 1-6.
Part of Canto XXVII. Dial. LXXXIV.1 (January 1928): 1-3.
Canto XXII. Dial. LXXXIV.2 (February 1928): 113-117.
Part of Canto XXIII. Exile. 3 (Spring 1928): 28-31. [first 34 lines omitted]
A Draft of XXX Cantos by Ezra Pound.Paris: Hours Press, 1930.
First American edition: A Draft of XXX Cantos by Ezra Pound. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1933.
First English edition: A Draft of XXX Cantos by Ezra Pound. London: Faber & Faber, 1933.
Cantos XXVIII, XXIX, XXX. Hound & Horn. III.3 (April-June 1930): 358-375.
Eleven New Cantos XXXI-XLI. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934.
First English edition: A Draft of Cantos XXXI-XLI by Ezra Pound. London: Faber & Faber, 1935.
Second American issue: Eleven New Cantos XXXI-XLI by Ezra Pound. Norfork Connecticut: New Directions, 1940.
Three Cantos. [XXXI-XXXII-XXXIII]. Pagany. II.3 (July/September 1931): 43-53.
Canto XXXIV. Poetry. XLII.1 (April 1933): 1-10.
Canto XXXVIII. New English Weekly. III.24 (28 September 1933): 564-5. Reprinted in the Harvard Advocate CXX.4 (Feb. 1934): 24-26.
Canto XXXVI. Harkness Hoot IV.4 (April 1934): 26-29.
Canto XXXVI. The Criterion. XIV (1935): 204-207.
The Fifth Decad of Cantos. London: Faber & Faber, 1937.
First American edition: The Fifth Decad of Cantos. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1937.
Second issue: The Fifth Decad of Cantos. Norfork Connecticut: New Directions, 1940.
Canto XLV. Prosperity. IV.3 (Feb. 1936): 44.Canto XLVI. New Directions in Prose and Poetry. Norfolk, Ct., 1936.
Cantos XLII-XLIV. Criterion. XVI.64 (April 1937): 405-423.
Cantos LII-LXXI. London: Faber & Faber, 1940.
First American edition: Ezra Pound Cantos LII-LXXI. Norfork Connecticut: New Directions, 1940.
The Pisan Cantos. New York: New Directions, 1948.
First English edition: The Pisan Cantos. London: Faber & Faber, 1949.
Canto LXXXIV. Quarterly Review of Literature. III.2 (1946): 126-129.
Canto LXXVII. Rocky Mountain Review. X.4 (Summer 1946): 179-189.
from Canto LXXX. Poetry. LXVIII.6 (September 1946): 310-321.
Canto LXXXIII. Yale Poetry Review. 6 (1947): 3-8. [Ezra Pound issue].
Canto LXXVI. Sewanee Review. LV.1 (January/March 1947): 56-67.
The Cantos. First collected edition. New York: New Directions, 1948.
First collected English edition: Ezra Pound: Seventy Cantos. London: Faber & Faber, 1950. (First edition produced by offset technology with corrections made by Pound.)
Second English collected ed. 1954; Cantos I-LXXXIV. An Errata list with 11 changes was added. Incorporated in the 2nd impression, in 1957 (Eastman 6).
Section: Rock Drill de los cantares. Milano: Vanni Scheiwiller, 1955.
First American ed.: Ezra Pound. Section: Rock Drill de los cantares. New York: New Directions, 1956.
First English ed.: Ezra Pound. Section: Rock Drill de los cantares. London: Faber & Faber, 1957.
Canto 85. Hudson Review. VII.4 (Winter 1954/55): 487-501.
Canto 86-87. Hudson Review VIII.1 (Spring 1955): 13-27.
Canto 88-89. Hudson Review. VIII.2 (Summer 1955): 183-204.
Canto 90. Meanjin. XIV.4 (Summer 1955): 488-491.
Thrones 96-109 de los cantares. Milan: Vanni Scheiwiller, 1959.
First American ed.: Ezra Pound. Thrones 96-109 de los cantares. New York: New Directions, 1959.
First English ed.: Ezra Pound. Thrones 96-109 de los cantares. London: Faber & Faber, 1960.
Canto 96. Hudson Review IX.1 (Spring 1956): 7-19.
Canto 97. Hudson Review IX.3 (Autumn 1956): 387-398.
Canto 99. Virginia Quarterly Review. XXXIV.3 (Summer 1958): 339-354.
Canto 98. L'Illustrazione italiana. LXXXV.9 (September 1958): 34-39.
Canto C. Yale Literary Magazine. CXXVI.5 (December 1958): 45-50.
CI de los cantares. European. XII.6 (February 1959): 382-384.
CII de los cantares. Listen. III.2 (Spring 1959): 1-3.
Fragment from Canto 115. Threshold 17 (Spring 1962): 20. [25 lines, out of which only five are printed in CXV as published in D & F. Six of the lines appeared separately as Canto 120.]
Two Cantos. Paris Review 28 (Summer/Fall 1962): 13-16. Contents: from Canto 115 [21 lines, all but four differ from the version in Threshold] - Canto 116.
from Canto CXIII. Poetry CI.1/2 (October/November 1962): 95-96.
from Canto CXI. Agenda II.11/12 (March/April 1963): 1-2.
Third English collected ed. 1964. Cantos I-CIX
Fourth English collected ed. The Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Faber & Faber, 1976. The sheets taken over from the third American collected ed. (5th printing of 1975) but without Canto CXX.
Second American collected ed. The Cantos (1-95). New York: New Directions, 1965.
Third American collected ed. The Cantos of Ezra Pound 1-117. New York: New Directions, 1970. (1st offsetprinting, containing more than a hundred changes from previous editions).
1. 1971 - 2nd printing (adds another hundred corrections to the 1970 printing).
2. 1972 - 3rd "revised" printing (contains Canto CXX and adds two corrections).
3. 1975 - 5th printing, which is henceforth shared with Faber in a uniform edition. Two recorrections of previous changes. (Source: Eastman 2)
Selected Cantos of Ezra Pound. London: Faber & Faber, 1967.
American issue: Selected Cantos of Ezra Pound. New York: New Directions, 1970.
Canto CXIV. Stonybrook I.1/2 (Fall 1968): 1-3.
from Canto CXIII. New Yorker XLIV.41 (30 November 1968): 64.
Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII. New York: New Directions, 1969.
English issue: Ezra Pound. Drafts & Fragments of Cantos CX-CXVII. London: Faber & Faber, 1970.
[Two cantos] Niagara Frontier Review. 1 (Fall 1965/Spring 1966): 29-36. Contents: Canto CX-Canto 116.
from Canto 115. Agenda. IV.2 (October/November 1965): 3.
Ezra Pound. Canto CX. Cambridge Mass.: As Sextant Press, 1965.
Aus Canto CXIV. Text + Kritik 10/11 (October 1965): 48-50. [from Canto CXIV with German translation by Eva Hesse]
Cantos 110-116. New York: Fuck You Press, 1967.
Cantos LXXII & LXXIII. Washington D.C. The Estate of Ezra Pound, 1973.
Canto LXXII. Presenza di F. T. Marinetti. [lines 9 through 35 of Canto LXXII omitting line 18]. La Marina Repubblicana. II.2 (15 January 1945): 2.
Canto LXXIII. Cavalcanti - Corrispondenza repubblicana. La Marina Repubblicana. II.3 (1 February 1945): 7.
2003 Pound, Ezra. The Pisan Cantos. Annotated and with an introduction by Richard Sieburth. New York: New Directions.
2015 Pound, Ezra. Posthumous Cantos. Ed. Massimo Bacigalupo. Manchester: Carcanet Press. Print.
2015 Pound Ezra. Canto IV [fragment with variants]. Richard Dean Taylor, 2015. Web.