Language as Physical Fact
A Panel, Reading, & Exhibition
Curated by Charles Alexander
Charles Olson: Language as Physical Fact was a conference and exhibition at the University of Arizona Poetry Center sponsored by CHAX Press on October 10-11, 2008.
Why Olson? Why Now?
The following talks were originally presented at Charles Olson: Language as Physical Fact on October 11, 2008. Participants included Barbara Henning, Steve McCaffery, Tenney Nathanson, Cole Swensen, and Anne Waldman.
Audio of Full Panel & Discussion
Topological Transformation in Olson's Maximus
Olson and the Projective
Charles Olson's Art of Language: The Mayan Substratum of Projective Verse
The Content of History Will be Poetry
Olson Now: Lang/guishing Notes for a Speech
Participants were asked to read a favorite Olson poem for the occasion.
"Letter 6" and "The Homeric Hymn"
read by Anne Waldman
read by Cole Swensen
"In Cold Hell In Thicket"
read by Steve McCaffery
read by Barbara Henning
Excerpts from "Maximus"
read by Tenney Nathanson
Late works from The Maximus Poems, vol. 3, including "I shall hate to leave this earthly paradise"
read by Charles Alexander
Participants read from their own work.
(Introduced by Barbara Henning)
(Introduced by Charles Alexander)
(Introduced by Tenney Nathanson)