Pioneers

Christopher Reid

  • Some Americans: A Personal Record by Charles Tomlinson
    California, 134 pp, £6.50, June 1981, ISBN 0 520 04037 6

‘It is strange,’ Charles Tomlinson writes, ‘to have met the innovators of one’s time only when age had overtaken them.’ The innovators to whom he refers are those American poets – Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams and others – whose work and moral example have been of importance to his own growth as a writer.

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