Charles Olson

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Birthday
27, 1910
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jan 10, 1970 (59)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
27, 1910
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jan 10, 1970 (59)

About

Modernist poet known for The Maximus Poems and The Distances, among other works. His poetic work greatly influenced the literary development of such writers as Robert Duncan, Denise Levertov, and Paul Blackburn.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard University and Wesleyan University.

Trivia

In Call Me Ishmael, he offered an analysis of Herman Melville's famous novel Moby Dick.

Family Life

He and his wife, Constance Wilcock, had one daughter.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Ezra Pound.