Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Maxiumus to Gloucester
The Letters of Charles Olson to the Editor of the Gloucester Daily Times, 1962-1969
Purchased at The Bookstore in Gloucester, MA, used, for fifteen dollars. Not sure when I bought it. I have been to gloucester four or five times, but I feel like I acquired this on one of the more recent trips. Next to it on my shelf I also keep a copy of the Gloucester Daily Times, dated January 18, 1968. Mike Basinski sent it to me many years ago when the UB Poetry Collection was doing a routine cleaning. It contains one of Olson's letters that is not collected here.
A huge picture of LBJ giving the state of the union adorns the front cover.
It's very possible I was conceived on this very day -- I was born nine months and eight days later and I came out about ten days late.