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“A Visit to Ezra Pound in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1948,” by John Berryman

He sank down and back then, buttoning a shirt he had thrust on, arranging objects from his pockets on the windowsill beside him, and began to eat a roll, after offering me one. Later when he went away to get some British illustrated papers about the removal of Yeats’s body to Ireland to show me, he brought back bananas, was very surprised when I didn’t want one, and rapidly ate both.

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MQR 45:4 | Fall 2006

Philip D. Beidler on August Wilson, Mary Helen Specht on the critical power of cool, Harry Thomas on John Berryman and Ezra Pound, and a personal essay by Nigel Gearing. Plus: Diana Woodcock on Qatar, and Natania Rosenfeld on the value of miniatures.

Fiction by Olufunke Grace Bankole and Joe Ashby Porter.

Poetry by Kimberly Johnson, Michael Waters, Warren Slesinger, John Berryman, Christine Rhein, Michael Atkinson, Charles Harper Webb, Paula Bohince, Catherine Staples, and Sandra M. Gilbert.