Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Charles Olson’s Poetry in “This now. This foreshortened span.”

American Literature Association, Boston, Westin Copley Place, May 21-24, 2009

Given Olson’s statement in The Maximus Poems—“an actual earth of value to / construct one”—the Charles Olson Society seeks proposals from emerging poets currently engaging specific elements of Olson’s poetics, such as use, measure, breath, line, sound, and speech. Proposals should address the direct relations between the poet-writer’s developing poetics and Olson’s prose or poetry—and how such a relation to Olson still projects itself, still figures, now, 38 years after his death in 1970.

250-word proposals should be sent to Gary Grieve-Carlson at by December 15, 2008. Please include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), e-mail address, and AV needs (if any).

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