Charles Olson: Letters Home 1949-1969
By David Rich
Published by Cape Ann Museum (©2010)
Softcover – 150 pages
This book, published in Olson’s centennial year, is a study in letters of Charles Olson and a sampling of ten people in Gloucester who were part of his circle: artists, writers, a publisher, a museum president, an inventor and an architect. Editor David Rich has taken the unusual step of arranging each chapter by correspondent and presenting both sides of each exchange when possible: the result is a group portrait, with Olson at the center of a vibrant literary and artistic scene.