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Born: October 30, 1885

Died: November 1, 1972 (aged 87)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet, critic and a major figure of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his promotion of Imagism, a movement that derived its technique from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language.

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