tesserae commissure [written Jan 19th 1962; one of my very favorite Olson poems from Olson's reading at Goddard College, transcript here: " tesserae commissure UV: What is "tesserae"? CO: Yea. The little pieces that are used in making a mosaic. They are tesserae, the, the—all those little pieces of stone and glass and color. UV: [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Charles Olson'
November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Philosophy, Poetry
As I am reading through a range of Charles Olson’s writing in this, his centenary year, his favorite philosopher, Alfred North Whitehead, of course has been coming to mind again — although I haven’t come across anything new on him as yet in what I have seen of the Centennial occasions. Maybe something will come [...]
September 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Obituaries, Poet
An email in my inbox this rainy morning led me to the site with the following press release. Thought I’d pass it on: For Immediate Release Dead Poets Society of America Contact Walter Skold: firstname.lastname@example.org Charles Olson Tombstone in Danger of Splitting September 28 – On the eve of the Charles Olson Centennial about to [...]
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May 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Poetics, Poetry
Please help open this door. Create cultural history today. We are so close to purchasing Vincent Ferrini’s 126 East Main Street studio in Gloucester and transforming it into the Vincent Ferrini-Charles Olson Writers Center. Please send your tax-exempt donation to the Charles Olson Society. Click here and Donate today.
April 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Performance, Poetry readings
Here is an extract of the closing concert at the Worcester Charles Olson conference: Ed Sanders reads & sings his music’in of Olson’s Maximus from Dogtown I. Ed Sanders reads/sings Charles Olson’ “Maximus from Dogtown I” from Pierre Joris on Vimeo.
March 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Intellectuals, Literature, Poetry
Saturday March 27: Dana Commons, Clark University Registration and Morning Reception 9:00 AM Presentation: 9:30 – 10:45 Charles Olson Society of Gloucester presents: Polis Is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place w/ Filmmakers Henry Ferrini and Ken Riaf. Q&A will follow the hour film. The Body and the Personal: 11:00 : Dr. Stephen [...]
February 15th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Poetry, Translation
The first celebratory event of the year Charles Olson would have turned 100 happened — for me at least — a few days ago when the postman (& it took a big man, a big postman, one Olson’s father’s size, for it was heavy, the event) brought my copy of Les Poèmes de Maximus — [...]
Polis is This wrestles with the six foot eight inch 275lb colossus of poetry. Charles Olson, in the squared circle of understanding. Through never before seen footage and interviews actor John Malkovich leads an all-star unit in a search and explore mission. Olson, the “big fire source” for a restless generation of poets known as [...]