Des Imagistes

Des Imagistes: An Anthology, edited by Ezra Pound and published in 1914, was the first anthology of the Imagism movement. It was published in The Glebe in February 1914, and later that year as a book by Charles and Albert Boni in New York, and Harold Monro's Poetry Bookshop in London.[1]

Des Imagistes: An Anthology
EditorEzra Pound
CountryUnited States
PublisherThe Glebe; Charles and Albert Boni; Poetry Bookshop
Publication date
February 1914 (1914-02)

The eleven authors featured were Richard Aldington, Skipwith Cannell, John Cournos, H. D., F. S. Flint, Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, Amy Lowell, Ezra Pound, Allen Upward, William Carlos Williams

Aldington later wrote regarding the title: "What Ezra thought that meant remains a mystery, unless the word "Anthologie" was assumed to precede it. Amy Lowell's anthologies were called Some Imagist Poets, so she may have supposed that Ezra thought Des Imagistes meant 'Quelques Imagistes.' The use of French for the name of this poetry collection by English, Irish and American authors is attributed to Pound's liking for foreign-language titles."[2]


  1. Monfort, Nick et al. "Des Imagistes" Archived 2010-11-23 at the Wayback Machine,, accessed October 20, 2010.
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