Charles Olson

Charles Olson was born in 1910 in Worchester, MA. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1933 and subsequently enrolled at Harvard University from 1936-1938. He was a major influence on postmodern American poetry and was a leading voice of the “Black Mountain Poets”, which included Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, and Joel Oppenheimer. His most notable works include “The Maximus Poems”, “Projective Verse”, and the essay "Human Universe" published in 1951. He passed away in 1970.

Charles Olson is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Bryan Leitgeb

From "Human Universe" (1951)