Poetry for Modern Times : Louis Zukofsky & the Cinema. The American poet Louis Zukofsky became part of the literary avant-garde in 1927 under the patronage of Ezra Pound. However, he made his name as an « objectivist » , alongside a few others, in 1931. For Zukofsky, cinema was of considerable importance. The eruption of film in the aesthetic field urged him to profoundly rethink contemporary ... [Show full abstract] poetic techniques, and to take the new possibilities into account in his own literary practice. The repercussions of this research on the cinema must be interrogated in turn.