Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Unsent letter, c. 1920, to Professor W.G. Hale of the University of Chicago.
Written in answer to Hale's stinging criticism of Pound's Homage to Sextus Propertius in Poetry (April 1919). Hale had opined, "If Mr. Pound were a professor of Latin, there would be nothing left for him but suicide."