Blogging Pound’s The Cantos: Canto LXVII

Pound CantosThis post is one in a series of readings I’m posting of each poem in Ezra Pound’s The Cantos, one (or a few) at a time. The readings are atypical, for reasons made clear in my first post in this series. I’m not sure whether the fiction project that inspired this series will ever come to fruition, but I’d like to try finish the Cantos just the same.

There’s also an (updated) index of all the Cantos (and related sources) I’ve discussed so far.

This is my fourth Cantos-posting this summer: hooray for momentum! Like Canto LXVI and all the remaining “Adams” Cantos, this one is short, albeit a little dry. This post is my attempt to dig into it and see what’s worth thinking and talking about. 

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Blogging Pound’s The Cantos: Canto LXVI

Pound CantosThis post is one in a series of readings I’m posting of each poem in Ezra Pound’s The Cantos, one (or a few) at a time. The readings are atypical, for reasons made clear in my first post in this series. I’m not sure whether the fiction project that inspired this series will ever come to fruition, but I’d like to try finish the Cantos just the same.

There’s also an (updated) index of all the Cantos (and related sources) I’ve discussed so far.

This is my third Cantos-posting in the space of a few weeks, after a long time away from it, so it looks like maybe I’m back onto this project for the moment. That’s good. Unlike Canto LXV, this one is actually short, if not exactly sweet—as are the remainder of the Adams Cantos, I noticed the other day. This bodes well for the project. So, now, let’s see whether I can find any buried treasure in these lines. 

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Playing Paranoia: High Programmers

So I’ve had the chance, in the past month, to play in a couple of sessions of Paranoia: High Programmers. The guy running it is… well, I don’t know much except that he’s in the States somewhere, and that he was kind enough to organize a game that I could join from half a world’s worth of timezones away. (Friday mornings Korean time, if anyone’s interested: he’s open to new players.)

It’s been an interesting change of pace, and I thought I’d write a little about it here.

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Blogging Pound’s The Cantos: Canto LXV

Pound CantosOkay, time to get my shoulder back to the wheel, I think. I’m making another try at returning to the Cantos. It’s been a busy time, but not so busy I can’t do this a few days a week in the morning, as a warm-up to my own writing. At least, I hope I can do it. 

This post is one in a series of readings I’m posting of each poem in Ezra Pound’s The Cantos, one (or a few) at a time. The readings are atypical, for reasons made clear in my first post in this series. I’m not sure whether the fiction project that inspired this series will ever come to fruition, but I’d like to try finish the Cantos just the same.

There’s also an (updated) index of all the Cantos (and related sources) I’ve discussed so far.

In this installment, I try to figure out what I’m supposed to think about the very lengthy Canto LXV, the fourth of the ten Adams Cantos… and what I do think about it. 

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