Other literary forms
Basil Bunting wrote little aside from poetry. Although he claimed that he had no use for literary criticism, he did write a small amount of critical prose. With Ezra Pound, Bunting edited the Active Anthology (1933), which contained a number of his poems. He contributed prose to Agenda and Poetry. In an article titled “English Poetry Today” (Poetry, February, 1932), Bunting descants on the poetry of the time. His remarks reveal much about his own poetic practice. The poet also elaborates upon his attitudes in an interview titled “Eighty of the Best . . .” (Paideuma, Spring, 1980).