A Nation of Nothing but Poetry: Supplementary Poems. Charles Olson.
A Nation of Nothing but Poetry: Supplementary Poems

A Nation of Nothing but Poetry: Supplementary Poems

ISBN: 0876857500
Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow Press, 1989. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "The University of California Press Collected Poems of Charles Olson, published in 1987, is at 700 pages long enough, and even that format necessitated the exclusion of much valuable work, including useful variants and extensive notes. This volume consists of poems omitted from that collection, including alternate versions of poems published there, with distinct and instructive differences. Most others are wholly new, never published before in any form...This, then, is a supplement, a complement, to the...Collected Poems. It is not meant to compete with that edition for primacy. Neither is it intended to be an introduction to one of the most important and complex poets of recent times...These are simply poems, which by themselves possess integrity and interest so that they ought to be made available as well." (from editor's Introduction) An important collection of poems by Charles Olson (1910-1970), the revered, densely allusive poet of fabled physical & literary stature. Compiled, edited & with an introduction by the late George F. Butterick, the foremost Olson authority (along with the late Charles Boer) who edited the Collected Poems referred to in his introduction here & wrote a monumental guide to Olson's Magnum Opus, the Maximus Poems. First trade-format softcover edition, an exemplary Black Sparrow Press production. An essential Olson collectible, in very fine condition with only the slightest wear at edges & corners of front, back covers & spine; one short, faint crease at lower right corner of front cover; miniscule bumps at corners of a few page leaves; otherwise substantially mint inside & out. Very Fine. [Item #3180]

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