Ezra Pound was the most famous - and the most infamous poet of his generation. He was instrumental in the making of the careers of T.S. Eliot and James Joyce. He translated from the Greek and Chinese and Japanese. With his mistress, he re-discovered much of the music of Vivaldi. He wrote operas. He counted among his friends Hemingway, Robert Frost, and Allen Ginsberg.
And he was a womanizer, an anti-Semite, a racist, an absent father, and a traitor to his country. Sallie Bingham's compelling new play spans over twenty years of Pound's life and exposes the man behind the genius through the eyes of five women who loved him. Did he betray every one he knew as well as his country? Or in the end did only betray himself?