Ralph Maud was a colleague and friend of the great postmodernist poet Charles Olson when the two men taught at SUNY Buffalo in the 1960s. After Olson’s death in 1970 Maud became increasingly impressed by Olson’s genius and gradually shifted his studies from Dylan Thomas to become one of the world’s leading authorities on Olson’s […]
From The Lost Notebook of Mary Day Brown, Elba, New York, late evening, December 6, 1859 (5 days after the hanging of my husband John Brown.) This morning they began to arrive. First one in a small wagon, his young son beside him. Then an entire family, three children, father mother, grandmother. Even some we […]
Many thanks again to you and the Board for your generosity in allowing me the time at GWC. The uninterrupted time to work on the bibliography was much appreciated! As a retreat it was perfect; quiet and comfortable, yet close enough to everything in and around Gloucester so that I never felt isolated. […]
Cats and Dogs October 3rd, 2014
Letter 3, Maximus Poems Letter Six & I, Maximus of Gloucester, to you CHARLES OLSON
Come see Jay DiPrima play Henry David Thoreau giving a lecture about the economy!