On Sun, 11 Oct 2015 02:12:21 -0700, P <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> So CR,  any idea why Pound nicknamed Eliot Ol' Possum?

I took 60% of this query (why Pound nicknamed Eliot Ol' Possum) and stuck it into Google. The first hit explained it:

The second hit was scholarly:
   The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language, and Twentieth-century Literature
   By Michael North
   Old Possum and Brer Rabbit: Pound and Eliot's Racial Masquerade

   Rick Parker