Dispatches finds it interesting that certain scholars would dismiss Benjamin Hollander’s new collection of Letters to Olson sight unseen based solely on its contributors list, as “more destructive to Olson’s legacy than helpful. No doubt, they would also be the first to deny the existence of the poetry wars and their role in them, while responding to the question, What is Olson’s legacy? with that old tried and true bourgeois saw, it’s a matter of “subjective appraisal.” Not far from there to “taste” is it?


Letters for Olson