In the spring of 1962, poet Charles Olson descended upon an experimental college in rural Vermont to read from The Maximus Poems and The Distances, and to lecture on Herman Melville. His captivating performance sparked lively debates with the audience on the nature of myth, history, etymology, narrative, knowledge, and sexuality. Charles Olson at Goddard College is an enthralling and indispensable annotated transcript that celebrates the intersection of Olson’s poetics and a hopeful moment in American education. Edited with an introduction by Kyle Schlesinger. Foreword by Basil King.
Paperback. 112 pages. Includes illustrations.