Thursday, March 25, 2010

Olson Events This Week

Project Verse:
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

Anne Waldman
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

Fred Dewey

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

Closing Event
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