PROJECTIVE KINETICS PRESENTS:
AS THE DEAD PREY UPON US:
The Poetry of Charles Olson Performed as physical theater by Richard Haisma
Saturday, March 10 at 5 & 9 PM &
Sunday, March 11 at 2 & 5 PM
In Village Gate
302 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
North Building, Unit 201, 2nd Floor
(Enter from outdoor courtyard, to the left of Houghton Bookstore or enter from the Parking Lot on the north side).
Wheel chair accessible.
Tickets: $7, Students & Seniors: $5.
No admission for youth under 16.
Charles Olson (1910-1970) was a seminal and commanding force in contemporary poetry. He coined the term ‘post-modern’ and influenced a generation of major poets and writers, including Amiri Baraka, Paul Blackburn, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, and Robert Duncan. The range of his interests, from paleontology to physics to art history to psychology gave him an epic, lyric and freshly dramatic voice.
Ed Dorn called Olson “… a creative gambler, a great intellectual punter constantly at the gaming tables of thought and literature.” William Carlos Williams said of Olson: “A major poet with a sweep of understanding of the world, a feeling for other men that staggers me.”
With this performance, actor-dancer Richard Haisma reveals the kinetic and dramatic depth of Olson’s vision. From The Maximus Poems and the Collected Poetry a selection of the most moving, visceral and clairvoyant poems are performed with vocal virtuosity and theatrical vigor. While most writers are familiar with Olson’s legacy, the physical viability of his voice now has a champion for reaching a larger audience in a publicly radiant and moving manner.
For more information: 585-527-9033