This poem is taken from Stand 240, 21(4) December 2023 - February 2024.

Stephen Gibson Three Poems
The Art of Poetry

Pound praises the Fascist fighting spirit, as scholars know,
and felt the Duce—whom he lunched with, loved poetry—
and then mourns the dictator in those same Pisan Cantos.
Mussolini hanged upside down with his mistress—to show
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