Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Getting to Yeats's House

A postcard bearing a hand-drawn map and directions.
Following up on the curious relationship between Ezra Pound and Robert Frost, we have to share another little nugget from the collection. When Pound was helping Frost make the connections he needed to establish himself as a poet, he set up a meeting for Frost with W.B. Yeats. This postcard is an artifact of the meeting: directions to Yeats's house in Pound's hand. It might not seem like much, but it's electrifying to hold.

Ask for MS 1178, Box 12, Folder 3.

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