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The Maximus Poems

Want to Read saving…. Upset about the increasing censorship of his news releases, Olson went to work for the Democratic National Committee as director of the Foreign Nationalities Division in May Ininspired by the example of Pound’s Cantos though Olson denied any direct relation between the two epicsOlson maximhs writing The Maximus Poems, a project that was to remain unfinished at the time of his death. Sep 14, Beth in SF rated it really liked it Shelves: I know that many readers do not consider this kind of work to be poetry but I’m of the view that it is essential if the Poem is going to progress from its current ditch of mainstream mediocrity.

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Olson is listed as an influence on artists including Carolee Schneemann and James Tenney. Mundane poems with historical tilts that suddenly jab you with a revelatory one liner. Olson visited Pound, argued with him, and Pound said Olson saved charlles life. The death of Kaiser in a January automobile accident theorized by Olson as a potential suicide because of her dissatisfaction with her life in the Buffalo area precipitated a mixture of extreme isolation, romantic longing, drug use and frenzied work.

Was surprised I didn’t enjoy this more. Only a great loneliness for the specificity of another distinct human being can keep one tethered to these pages for a continuous reading of the book.


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When Black Mountain College closed inOlson oversaw the settlement of the institution’s debts over the next five years and settled in Gloucester.

I’m of the view that these two principles are the glue that hold The Maximus Poems together and this is most apparent in Olson’s writing about place and the effect that processes have on our landscape.

Following his diagnosis, he was transported to New York Hospital at the behest of Brown. To conclude, The Maximus Poems represent a o,son in American poetry, the influence of this magnificent work has yet to be felt in full. My ship sailed too smoothly and quick, which I’m sure left a lot of the poetry out. University of California Press, But lots to learn from. Aug 23, Casey rated it it was amazing.

When Olson knew he was dying of cancer, he instructed his literary executor Charles Boer and plson to organize and produce the final book in the sequence following Olson’s death. Praised by his contemporaries and emulated by his successors, Charles Olson was declared by William Carlos Williams to be “a major poet with a sweep of understanding of the world, a feeling for other men that staggers me.

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This kind of courteous but lethal inquisition can stop the world olsln make the subject feel, for a moment, at the cahrles of things as if everything depended on the answer. Olson served as rector of the Black Mountain College from to All of this seems relatively straightforward, Enyalion being a mythical figure of Olson’s invention, but the term ‘occasion’ is central to Whitehead’s philosophy, the Stanford Encyclopedia Of Philosophy has this:.

In Projective VerseOlson called for a poetic meter based on the poet’s breathing and an open construction based on sound and the linking of perceptions rather than syntax and logic. Published July 25th by University of California Press first olso He described himself not so much as a poet or writer but as “an archeologist of morning. This may or may not go some way to explain the May 26th entry but I believe these related events go close to the heart of the sequence as a whole see below.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mar 31, Anastasios Kozaitis rated it really liked it Shelves: The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson. Jun 20, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves: For the first time the poet has the stave and the bar a musician has had. Nov 30, Molly Brodak rated it really liked it Recommends it for: An American is a complex of occasions, themselves a geometry of spatial nature.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Consequently, many postmodern groups, such as the poets of the language schoolinclude Olson as a primary and precedent figure. I do admire Charles Olson’s poetryfor its highs and lows. I do find “his” idea of ‘istorin compelling one of those elegantly simple yet difficult things but a little dubious with regard to his charkes poetry in that it’s as though he is saying “find out for yourself and you’ll see that I’ve been right about everything all along”.

Sep 22, Martin Ott rated it liked it. There is a more detailed page naximus Olson’s working through of the later works of Alfred North Whitehead but I think it olspn enough to say here that Whitehead’s philosophy placed emphasis on events rather than objects and poms that our focus must therefore be on the relationship between these ongoing events. As I mention in my review of the Olson biography I’m reading, this book stands to become a monumental obsession for me.