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Primary Works

Poetry: In Cold Hell, in Thicket, 1953; The Distances, 1960; The Maximus Poems, 1960; The Maximus Poems, IV, V, VI, 1968; The Maximus Poems, Volume Three, 1975; The Maximus Poems, 1983; The Collected Poems of Charles Olson, 1987.

Prose: Call Me Ishmael, 1947; Projective Verse, 1950; The Mayan Letters, 1953; A Bibliography on America for Ed Dorn, 1964; Human Universe and Other Essays, 1965, Ed. Donald Allen; Selected Writings, 1966, Ed. Robert Creeley; Casual Mythology, 1969; The Special View of History, 1970, Ed. Ann Charters; Additional Prose, 1974, Ed. George F. Butterick; The Post Office: A Memoir of His Father, 1974.

Letters: Letters for Origin, 1969, Ed. Albert Glover; Charles Olson and Robert Creeley: The Complete Correspondence, 1990, Ed. George F. Butterick and Richard Blevins, 9 vols.

Play: The Fiery Hunt and Other Plays, 1977.

Y & X; poems by Charles Olson. drawings by Carrado Cagli. Washington, Black Sun Press, 1950. PS3529 .L655 Y2

The Maximus poems. NY: Jargon/Corinth Books, 1960. PS3529.L655 M3

Maximus, from Dogtown - 1. With a foreword by Michael McClure. San Francisco: Auerhahn, 1961. PS3529 .L655 M32

Selected writings. Edited, with an introd., by Robert Creeley. NY: New Directions, 1967. PS3529.L655 A6

Call me Ishmael. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1967. PS2384 .M62 O4

The Post Office: a memoir of his father. with an introd. by George F. Butterick. Bolinas, Calif.: Grey Fox P, 1975. PS3529 L655 Z52

Charles Olson & Ezra Pound: an encounter at St. Elizabeths. edited by Catherine Seelye. NY: Grossman Publishers, 1975. PS3531 O82 Z7853

The fiery hunt and other plays. Bolinas, Calif.: Four Seasons Foundation, 1977. PS3529.L655 F5

Charles Olson & Robert Creeley: the complete correspondence. edited by George Butterick. Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980- . PS3529 .L655 Z544 (Library Has: v.1-v.5)

The Maximus poems. edited by George F. Butterick. Berkeley: U of California P, 1983. PS3529 .L655 M3

The collected poems of Charles Olson: excluding the Maximus poems. edited by George F. Butterick. Berkeley: U of California P, 1987. PS3529 .L655 A17

A nation of nothing but poetry: supplementary poems. edited by George F. Butterick. Santa Rosa, CA: Black Sparrow P, 1989. PS3529 .L655 N38

Collected Prose. Allen, Donald (ed. and preface); Friedlander, Benjamin; Creeley, Robert. Berkeley: U of California P, 1997.

Selected Letters: Charles Olson. Maud, Ralph (ed. and introd.). Berkeley: U of California P, 2000.

Poet to Publisher: Charles Olson's Correspondence with Donald Allen. Maud, Ralph (ed. and notes); Allen, Donald. Vancouver, BC: Talonbooks, 2003.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Bollobas, Eniko. Charles Olson. NY: Twayne, 1992. PS3529 .L655 Z58

Bove, Paul A. Destructive poetics: Heidegger and modern American poetry. NY: Columbia UP, 1980. PS78 .B57

Clark, Tom. Charles Olson: the allegory of a poet's life. NY: Norton, 1991. PS3529 .L655 Z62

DuPlessis, Rachel B. Purple Passages: Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley, and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2012.

Halden-Sullivan, Judith. The Topology of Being: The Poetics of Charles Olson. NY: Peter Lang, 1991.

Kim, Joon-Hwan. Out of the 'Western Box': Towards a Multicultural Poetics in the Poetry of Ezra Pound and Charles Olson. NY: Peter Lang, 2003.

Maud, Ralph. Charles Olson's reading: a biography. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1996. PS3529 .L655 Z482

Merrill, Thomas F. The Poetry of Charles Olson: A Primer. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1982; 1982.

Rifkin, Libbie. Career Moves: Olson, Creeley, Zukofsky, Berrigan, and the American Avant-Garde. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 2000.

Sealts, Merton M. Pursuing Melville, 1940-1980: chapters and essays. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 1982. PS2386 .S43

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 10: Charles Olson." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: http://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap10/olson.html (provide page date or date of your login).

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