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Charles Olson

Charles OlsonAKA Charles John Olson

Born: 27-Dec-1910
Birthplace: Worcester, MA
Died: 10-Jan-1970
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - Liver
Remains: Buried, Beechbrook Cemetery, Gloucester, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Maximus Poems

Father: Karl Joseph Olson (letter carrier, d. 1935 cerebral hemorrhage)
Mother: Mary Theresa Hines
Wife: (wife #2, d. 28-Mar-1964 automobile accident)
Daughter: Katherine Mary (b. 23-Oct-1951)
Son: Charles Peter (b. 12-May-1955)

    High School: Classical High School, Worcester, MA
    University: BA, Wesleyan University (1932)
    University: MA English, Wesleyan University (1933)
    Teacher: English Instructor, Clark University (1934-36)
    Teacher: Harvard University (1937)
    Professor: Radcliffe College (1937)
    Professor: Black Mountain College
    Administrator: Rector, Black Mountain College (1951-56)
    Professor: Modern Literature, SUNY Buffalo (1963-65)

    American Civil Liberties Union 1941
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1939
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1948

Author of books:
Call Me Ishmael (1947, criticism)
Projective Verse (1950)
In Cold Hell, in Thicket (1953, poetry)
The Maximus Poems 1-10 (1953, poetry)
The Maximus Poems 11-22 (1956, poetry)
The Distances (1960, poetry)
The Maximus Poems (1960, poetry)
Maximus IV, V, VI (1968, poetry)
Causal Mythology (1969)
The Post Office: A Memoir of His Father (1974)
The Maximus Poems: Volume Three (1975, poetry)
The Fiery Hunt and Other Plays (1977, drama)
The Maximus Poems (1983, poetry)
The Collected Poems of Charles Olson (1987, poetry)


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