Article Index








The Calendar of Composition follows mentions about the Cantos in Pound's published letters and interviews, seeking to establish more accurate dates of composition and follow Pound's various assertions about the poem at the time it was written and published. The Calendar for Three Cantos traces the emergence of the idea of the poem from vague wish and youthful dream to the final reworking of cantos I-III in 1923.



A “Annals.” Variorum Edition of Three Cantos. A Prototype. Ed. Richard Taylor. Bayreuth: Boomerang, 1991.
G-B Ezra Pound. A Memoir to Gaudier-Brzeska. 1916. New York: New Directions, 1970.
L/ACH The Letters of Ezra Pound to Alice Corbin Henderson. Ed. Ira Nadel. Austin: U of Texas Press, 1993.
L/DS Ezra Pound and Dorothy Shakespear: Their Letters 1909-14. Eds. Omar Pound and A. Walton Litz. New York: New Directions, 1984.
L/HP Ezra Pound to His Parents – Letters 1895-1929. Eds. Mary de Rachewiltz, A. David Moody and Joanna Moody. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2011.
L/JJ Pound/Joyce: The Letters of Ezra Pound to James Joyce, with Pound's Critical Essays and Articles About Joyce. 1967. Ed. Forrest Read. New York: New Directions, 1970.
L/JQ The Selected Letters of Ezra Pound to John Quinn 1915-1924. Ed. Timothy Materer. Durham NC: Duke UP, 1991.
L/LR Pound/The Little Review. The Letters of Ezra Pound to Margaret Anderson: The Little Review Correspondence. Ed. Thomas L. Scott and Melvin J. Friedman, with the assistance of Jackson R. Bryer. New York: New Directions, 1988.
P&P Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose. Eds. Lea Baechler, A. Walton Litz and J. Longenbach. New York: Garland, 1991.
P&T Ezra Pound Poems and Translations. Ed. Richard Sieburth. New York: Library of America, 2003.
SL Selected Letters 1907-1945. Ed. D. D. Paige. 1950. New York: New Directions, 1971.



At present (March 2016) the Calendar contains selected information only from printed sources in book form. The layout, spelling, and punctuation have been preserved as in the original volumes of correspondence. No normalization of spelling or standardization of editorial conventions has been attempted. RP.