Addressing the poets who are at war over Charles Olson’s Legacy, by Donald Wellman (link)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Addressing the poets who are at war over Charles Olson's Legacy

Donald Wellman to Dispatches, 17 August 2016

The photo documents an inescapable social reality and also evinces a quality of composition. A beauty that may transcend argument.

Olson and Melancholy, by Donald Wellman

When I was a boy, I held a melancholy conception of poetry. In my neighborhood, most verse was found on tombstones. I’d walk the main road of my…