Regarded by T. S. Eliot as the motivating force behind modernist poetry, Ezra Pound, author of The Cantos, is one of the most significant figures in twentieth-century poetry. This Companion contains fifteen chapters by leading international scholars, who together reflect diverse but complementary approaches to the study of Ezra Pound's poetry and prose. Topics explored include poetics, foreign influences, economics, music, visual arts, translation, gender, anti-semitism, politics and publication history. The collection also situates Pound's work in the context of Modernism, illustrating his influence on contemporaries like T. S. Eliot and James Joyce. Taken together, the chapters offer a sustained examination of one of the most versatile, influential and certainly controversial poets of the modern period.