Footnote 14 to the Pisan Cantos by Ezra Pound edited by Richard Sieburth (New Directions)
"As Pound is composing the Pisan in the summer
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Max Roach
are inventing bebop on 52nd Street.
Parker records his historic performance of
for Savoy Records on November 26, 1945,
the same day Pound is officially reindicted
for treason in Washington D.C. Like Bird,
Pound plays manic changes in the Pisans
taking apart verbal chords and redistributing
their elements, according to Olson,
"like a wild speed-machine."