Dancing in the Dark

  title={Dancing in the Dark},
  author={Daniel Shanahan},
  journal={American Book Review},
  pages={12 - 15}
  • D. Shanahan
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • Art
  • American Book Review
as the finest critic of poetry he had ever known: “‘Ezra,’ he told Lady Gregory, ‘helps me to get back to the definite and the concrete away from modern abstractions. To talk over a poem with him is like getting you to put a sentence into dialect. All becomes clear and natural.’” Moody then shows us some of the radical editing Pound dared (and Yeats accepted!) on Yeats’s “The Two Kings,” and reminds us that this is the same kind of extensive editing Pound will perform in 1922 on T.S. Eliot’s…