In a recent interview published in the latest Paris Review 218 (Fall 2016) as The Art of Poetry No. 101, British poet Jeremy Prynne makes some surprising – some might even say shocking – judgments of Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and the culture of Black Mountain College. Dispatches thought it would be enlightening to compare Prynne’s remarks to those he previously made in a talk he gave in Vancouver on Olson’s Maximus IV, V, VI which we link to here at The Minutes of the Charles Olson Society.

Jeremy Prynne lectures on Maximus IV, V, VI Simon Fraser University, July 27, 1971