The Maximus Poems [Charles Olson, George F. Butterick] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Praised by his contemporaries and emulated. Dogtown, the wild, rock-strewn centre of Cape Ann, next to Gloucester, is an important place in The Maximus Poems. Praised by his contemporaries and emulated by his successors, Charles Olson ( ) was declared by William Carlos Williams to be a major poet with a.
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The first thing to note is naximus this is not a sequence that suits a drive-by reading technical term suggesting a single and superficial dash through the text but needs, as with all serious work, some quite concentrated attention.
I don’t think this is a random selection from the detritus of the past, one of Olson’s primary concerns was the relationship between events and the temporal processes that objects undergo.
May 22, Jacob W. I may finally consume it, drop out of my current life, move to a lonely Cape Ann on Cape Ann and watch the waves pound against Bass Rocks until they wear away the shore of my sanity. I love the language of this, I love the form, Olson is undoubtedly an amazing poet. Jun 20, Sean rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have this sense, that I am one with my skin Plus this—plus this: The random touches are great, like repeatedly using an open parenthesis with no close, or spelling “said” “sd”.
Feb 21, Dawn rated it it was amazing. Just started a thorough re-reading after 30 years. For the first time the poet has the stave and the bar a musician has had.
The Maximus Poems by Charles Olson
Consequently, many postmodern groups, such as the poets of the Language School, include Olson as a primary and precedent figure. Olson visited Pound, argued with him, and Pound said Olson saved his life.
On the fading edge of the possibility of the epic poem. Ininspired by the example of Pound’s Cantos though Olson denied any direct relation between the two epicsOlson began writing The Maximus Poems. I, Maximus of Gloucester, to Y Olson’s influence has been cited by artists in other media, including Carolee Schneemann and James Tenney. Ininspired by the example of Pound’s Cantos though Olson denied any direct relation between the two epicsOlson began writing The Maximus Poems, a project that was to remain unfinished at the time of his death.
Return to Book Page. Dec 30, Allen added it. The death of Roosevelt and concomitant ascendancy of Harry Truman in April inspired Olson to dedicate himself to a literary career. 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.
I’m very into “poetry of place” right now, as well as learning more about open field work, and Gloucester is a very real place in this stuff, and it breathes on the page.
His second collection, The Distanceswas published in 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. 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.
I do admire Charles Olson’s poetryfor its highs and lows.
Nov 28, Catherine Meng rated it it was amazing Shelves: For the first time he can, without the convention of rime and meter, record the listening he has done to his own speech and by that one act indicate how he would want any reader, silently or otherwise, to voice his work. 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 He spent summers in Gloucester, Massachusettswhich was to become the focus of his writing.
The poem “The Kingfishers”, first published in and collected in his first book of poetry, In Cold Hell, in Thicketis an application of the manifesto.
Feb 05, stephen rated it really liked it. These poems are not meant to be read quickly.
The Maximus Poems
But maybe I’m expecting too much. One of my poetry grandfathers. He died there intwo maxi,us past his fifty-ninth birthday, while in the process of completing The Maximus Poems. The progress from the blink through the waver to the return of normality is stunning and demonstrates technique of a very high calibre indeed.
Retrieved from ” https: Reading the words of an Englishman pulled from history and moulded into the shape of Olson’s Gloucester while maxikus through the concrete landscape was incredibly fitting. Olson coined the term postmodern in a letter of August to Robert Creeley.
His second collection, The Distances, was published in My ship sailed too smoothly and quick, which I’m sure left a lot of the poetry out.
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Didn’t hold up on a recent re-read – I appreciate the scope, but was left cold by the execution of it. This may or may not go some way to explain the May 26th entry but I believe these related opems go close to the heart of the sequence as a whole see below. On the other hand, in his poem beginning “at the boundary of the mighty chzrles, he does say while personifying a geological formation, no less “I should like to take the time to be dull” which mitigates, I think, some of the other side criticisms: Consequently, many postmodern groups, such as the poets of the language schoolinclude Olson as a primary and precedent figure.
No trivia or quizzes hcarles. Nov 30, Molly Brodak olsln it really liked it Recommends it for: His transdisciplinary poetics were informed by a range of disparate and learned sources, including Mayan writing, Sumerian religionclassical mythologyAlfred North Whitehead ‘s process philosophy as exemplified by Process and Reality  and cybernetics.
Kaiser became Olson’s second common-law wife following his separation from Wilcock in