In this six-week course we will explore Charles Olson’s core poems and essays and their influence on two generations of poets. We will begin with his students at Black Mountain College and poets who published in the Black Mountain Review and Origin, broadening our scope to include the 1950s Boston School of poetry, the British Poetry Revival, Ethnopoetics and more.
David Rich is the editor of Charles Olson: Letters Home, 1949 – 1969. His writing has recently appeared in Letters for Olson and Let the Bucket Down. At the Cape Ann Museum he has presented on Gloucester writers Alfred Mansfield Brooks, Hiram Rich, Clarence Manning Falt, Charles Olson and Vincent Ferrini. David was educated at Boston University and Harvard.
April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6 and 13
10:00 am to noon
This class will meet at the Maud / Olson Library at 108 East Main Street.