If one hadn’t been oneself it would have been
worthwhile to have been Sadakichi.
— Ezra Pound
 
 
 
 
This exciting collection sheds light on
one of the most intriguing and overlooked
figures in the history of American poetry.
— Juliana Chang (Quiet Fire)
 
 
A charismatic demigod-asshole who crossed
all the art movements of his day, Sadakichi
Hartmann served as Walt Whitman’s secretary,
hung out with Pound, Stein and Mina Loy, and
drank whiskey with John Berryman and W.C.
Fields.
— Ken Chen, Director of Asian American Writers’ Workshop