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Ezra Pound Radio Speeches

Page edited by Ben Friendlander and Richard Sieburth

Radio Speeches for World War II, Originally Broadcast over Shortwave Radio from Rome

Speech entitled "Power," recorded by the U.S. Government on Feb. 19, 1942

(13:40): MP3

Speech entitled "The Pattern", recorded by the U.S. Government on March 30, 1942

complete recording (6:06): MP3

Speech entitled "With Phantoms", recorded by the U.S. Government on May 18, 1942

complete recording (6:45): MP3

Speeches on E.E. Cummings

  1. Full Reading A (15:28): MP3
  2. Full Reading B (20:49): MP3
  3. Abridged Reading A (6:48): MP3
  4. Abridged Reading B (10:00): MP3


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