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Charles Olson

27 December 1910 - 10 January 1970

Charles Olson was a second generation American modernist poet who was a crucial link between earlier figures like Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets, a rubric which includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat poets, and the San Francisco Renaissance. Consequently, many postmodern groups, such as the poets of the Language School, include Olson as a primary and precedent figure. Across the Atlantic, these various poetic movements have exerted a deep and ongoing influence on an important array of alternative and experimental writers, including Roy Fisher, Geoffrey Hill, JH Prynne and Edwin Morgan, behind whose works lurks Olson's ghost of language-driven inventiveness. (Source.)

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February 16, 2010 Edited by 208.70.31.206 Updated information from Wikipedia
September 12, 2008 Edited by RenameBot fix author name
April 1, 2008 Created by an anonymous user initial import