San Michele Cemetery
Pound played a major role in promoting and defining modernist literature in the
twentieth century. He helped to advance the work of many of his fellow poets
including: T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost,
W.B. Yeats and William Carlos Williams. T.S. Eliot
famously dedicated The Wasteland to Pound - calling him 'il miglior fabbro'
(the better maker.) The final shape of The Wasteland owed much to
Pound's editing skills.
For over 50 years of his life Pound worked on his Cantos
which are now regarded as some of his finest work.
Pound is buried next to Olga Rudge, the violinist, with whom he
had an affair whilst married to Dorothy Shakespeare.
and 'Poets on Poetry'.