“…I’m really trying to explain that I don’t believe I’m obscure.”

—Charles Olson, Causal Mythology

“…it is not simply a romantic enterprise he is drawn to, but the need to know by means of a determined process…”

—Robert Creeley from his introduction to Collected Prose: Charles Olson

Orginally published by Harvard's Woodberry Poetry Room. Fall 2014.
Audio recordings cited in the essay are available here.