In 1989, the English Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo (now the University at Buffalo), hosted a conference called Radical Poetries/Critical Address. These two photos are from the panel including John Clarke, Donald Byrd, and Robert Bertholf addressed to the poetry of Charles Olson. Susan Howe was the respondent. For one account of this event, see Michael Boughn’s essay, “Poetics’ bodies – Charles Olson and some poetry wars, 1913-1990.”

Susan Howe reading from “Since a dialog we are” while John Clarke listens (photo by Lindsay Bach)

John Clarke, Donald Byrd, Robert Bertholf (photo by Lindsay Bach).