Make It New, A Sketch Of Ezra Pound

Make It New, A Sketch of Ezra Pound presents the persona of the poet and editor toward the end of his life in a one-man play which provides an examination of his various literary achievements, complicated personal life, and the far right leaning political consequences of the consistent application of Pound’s motto: “Make it new.”

The advocate of writers such as Robert Frost, D.H. Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, and T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound greatly contributed to the evolution of 20th century literature; he also adopted social, political, and economic views that led him to embrace the fascism of Benito Mussolini and advocate the National Socialism of Adolph Hitler.