United States v. Ezra Pound by T J Edwards
Saturday June 2nd, 3pm
No reservations required. FREE.
Every word true: his broadcasts, his trial, his poetry, the debate. A cast of ten tells the story of the only American artist to go on trial for treason against the United States. Dominic Cuskern stars in a reading on the life of the disaffected poet who turned to Fascism, broadcast from Italy, was arrested and imprisoned, rendered home to the U.S. for charges of treason, then thrown in a mental hospital for 12 years. The greatest English-language literary influence in the 20th century was sent to a hell-hole rather than face his crimes. This is the story and every word true, taken from first-hand accounts, broadcasts, trial transcripts, diaries, books and essays. You may think you know the story. You do not know the story.