Nomadics

Meanderings & mawqifs of poetry, poetics, translations y mas. Travelogue too.

Nomadics header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Charles Olson'

“An American is a Complex of occasions:” Charles Olson Reads

April 2nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · Poet, Poetry readings

A dream last night of a largish figure hurrying along a rock outcropping at a seashore — can only be Charles Olson, methought. A bit puzzled as Olson, whom I never met, has never, as far as I remember, shown up in my dreams. The dream may be a footnote to a conversation I had […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Charles Olson @ 100

December 27th, 2010 · No Comments · Poet, Uncategorized

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: […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Deleuze on Whitehead & Leibniz

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Olson’s Tombstone Blues

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:  info@deadpoes.org Charles Olson Tombstone in Danger of Splitting September 28 – On the eve of the Charles Olson Centennial about to […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

The Vincent Ferrini-Charles Olson Writer's Center

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.

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Ed Sanders sings Charles Olson

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.

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Olson Conference in Worcester

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ·

Charles Olson @ 100: Post 1 of many

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 — […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Henry Ferrini's POLIS IS THIS

March 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Film

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 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: ··

Locations of visitors to this page