American poet, critic, and translator Ezra Pound was born in 1885 in Hailey, Idaho.
He graduated from Hamilton College in 1905 and received his Masters degree from University of Pennsylvania in 1906.
Ezra Pound had an extremely important influence in the shaping of 20th-century poetry. He was one of the most famous and controversial literary figures of the century—praised as a subtle and complex modern poet and criticized as a reactionary.
Ezra Pound died in 1972.