Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Events will include a Charles Olson study group of local citizens meeting once a week for five weeks prior to Columbus Day weekend; nightly readings at venues throughout Gloucester in the week prior to the main events; symposia and panel discussions; a marathon reading at the Independent Church on Middle Street on Friday, October 8; featured readers on Saturday, October 9; an Olson walk with readings highlighting sites in the Maximus Poems on Sunday, followed by a performance of Apollonius of Tyana.
These events, and several others being discussed, will complement an Olson exhibit at the
The Olson centennial celebrations in
Please send checks to Charles Olson Society c/o Kent Bowker, Treasurer,
The Charles Olson Society of Gloucester
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday March 24th
A Reading by Students in Worcester Area Colleges
Led by Susan Richmond and Ian Williams
Clark University 7:00 PM
Jefferson Hall, Room 218
Thursday March 25th
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Discussion: Activism and Poetry, 3:00 pm. Higgins Labs Room 116.
Poetry Reading: 7:00 PM, Salisbury Labs 115
Friday March 26th:
Dana Commons, Clark University
Registration and Morning Reception 9:00 - 10:00
Opening Remarks: John Bassett, President, Clark University
Opening Discussion: 10:00 Moderator: Mark Wagner
Ammiel Alcalay and Fred Dewey: Olson as Public / Political Figure
Olson and Politics of Place: 11:00 - 1:00: Moderator: Ken Gibbs
Jim Fay: Olson in Worcester in Pictures
Laura Jehn Menides: Charles Olson and the Blackstone Canal.
Peter Anastas: Charles Olson's Call to Activism
Lunch: 1:00 - 2:00
Photographs of Denny Moers.
Olson as Educator: 2:00 - 4:00: Moderator: James Cook
Jim Cocola: Olson as Educator
Bernard Horn: Olson's Last Class at UConn
Edmund Schofield: Anna Shaughnessy, Teacher to Kunitz and Olson and Donald Baker.
Friday Evening: Clark University
4:00 PM: Poetry Polis: Moderator: Rodger Martin and Eve Rifkah
Readers: Sasha Steensen, Pierre Joris, Bill Tremblay, Don Wellman, Dan Lewis, Robert Cronin, Anne Waldman, Jonathan Blake, Charles Stein and others . . .
Centenary Dinner: 6:00. Dana Commons, Clark
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 Gilson
Ammiel Alcalay and Kate Tarlow Morgan: The Body is a House
Donald Wellman: Olson and Autobiography
Roy Skodnick: Olson, language and gesture.
Lunch: 1:00 - 2:00
Olson's Influence of Anxiety: 2:00 - 4:00 : Moderator: Jonathan Blake
Richard Owens: The Practical Limits of Daylights: Charles Olson and Cambridge Poetry.
Pierre Joris: Olson's Influence on Contemporary European Poetics
Kenneth Warren: Charles Olson's Grail of Intuition
Sasha Steensen: "Great Mother, Cow or Whore: Charles Olson's Unlikely Influence on Contemporary Female Poets"
Influences on Olson: 4:00 - 6:00 Moderator: Gina Ortiz
Don Byrd: TBA
Carla Billiteri: Olson's Politics/Poetics of Transnational Utopia
John Woznicki: Myth, Magic and Movement in the work of Charles Olson
Charles Stein: The Secret of the Black Chrysanthemum: Olson and Jung
Saturday evening: 7:00 pm.
Fuller Theatre, Worcester State College
Kim Spurlock: In Cold Hell In Thicket
Dance-Play: Apollonius of Tyana . . . Stage Direction: Sarah Slifer; Music: Bob Jordan, Elote Maldanado, Derek Byrne, Mark Wagner and Atom Xelny.
Ed Sanders Sings and Talks and Plays
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
CHARLES OLSON: LANGUAGE AS PHYSICAL FACT
Nothing is in Here, by Andrew Levy
An Interview with Kevin Killian, by Tony Leuzzi
TEXT FOR A CUL-DE-SAC, by Wystan Curnow & Lawrence Weiner
The Functional Art of Bruce Nauman, by Jessica Hullman
A Topological Memoir by Penelope Bloodworth
Poetic Ecologies in Bruxelles, by Arpine Konyalian Grenier
Composition as Exposition: A Case File, by Bill Marsh
Paradox: The Diminishing Increase of an Author, by Tom Clark
Field Poetics (a compleat history of de-individualizing practices), by Donald Wellman
Raymond Roussel’s (New) Africa, by Louis Bury
Iterative View (of Brent Cunningham’s Bird & Forest), by Jesse Seldess
Double Review of Amy King, by Matthew Rotando
Review of Brenda Iijima’s Rabbit Lesson, by Geoffrey Olsen
Metapoetic Speculation In/On Tom Beckett’s “This Poem,” by Thomas Fink
Reading Julian Poirer’s Poetry, by Filip Marinovich
Review of Joseph Lease’s Broken World, by John Chavez
Samuel Ace & Maureen Seaton, William Allegrezza, Renee Angle, Robyn Art, Ari Banias, Emily Beall, Roberto Bedoya, James Belflower, Graeme Bezanson, Carlos T. Blackburn, Kate Broad, Julian T. Brolaski, Ethan Saul Bull, Tetman Callis, Sean Casey, Stephen Chamberlain, Cheryl Clark, Kate Colby, Thomas Cook, Lisa Cooper, Barbara Cully, Mark Cunningham, Shira Dentz, Amanda Deutch, Michelle Detorie, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Moses Eder, Will Edmiston, Thomas Fink & Maya Diablo Mason, Greg Fuchs, Kristen Gallagher, Lawrence Giffin, Giles Goodland, Noah Eli Gordon, Stephanie Gray, Arpine Grenier, Gabriel Gudding, John Harkey, Jeff Harrison, Nathan Hauke, Stefania Heim, Derek Henderson, Michael S. Hennessey, Chelsea Hodson, N. M. Hoffman, Erika Howsare, Paolo Javier, Adeena Karasick, Michael Kelleher, Vincent Katz, Amy King, Paula Kolek, Mark Lamoureux, Dorothea Lasky, Gregory Laynor, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Ruth Lepson, Joel Lewis, Eric Lindley, Hillary Lyon, Kimberly Lyons, Jami Macarty, Majena Mafe, Jill Magi, CJ Martin, Filip Marinovich, Kristi Maxwell, Rachel May & Joshua A. Ware, E.J. McAdams, Pattie McCarthy, Chris McCreary, Nicholas Messenger, Benjamin Miller, Carol Mirakove, Rajiv Mohabir, Emily Moore, Glenn Mott, Uche Nduka, Gale Nelson, Maurice Olivier, Geoffrey Olsen, Monica Peck, Jennifer Petersen, Lance Phillips, Siri Phillips, Nick Piombino, Lanny Quarles, Jessy Randall & Daniel M. Shapiro, Karin Randolph, Karen Randall & Ross, Priddle, Michael Rerick, Christie Ann Reynolds, James Sanders, Sam Schild, Kyle Schlesinger, Morgan Lucas Schuldt, Paul Siegell, Sandra Simonds, Joel Sloman, Rick Snyder, Alan Sondheim, Leah Souffrant, Sparrow, Christopher Stackhouse, Elizabeth Kate Switaj, Eileen Tabios, Paige Taggart, Anne Tardos, Jeremy James Thompson, Elizabeth Treadwell, Matt Turner, Mara Vahratian, Nico Vassilakis, Andi Werblin, Sara Wintz, and Deborah Wood