“…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.