When the attentions change: Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff

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A reading of the correspondence between Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff to demonstrate her importance to Olson's poetics and thinking both through her training as a book designer, which encouraged Olson to consider the role of typographic spacing, and through her interest in Egyptian and Sumerian cultures, which encouraged Olson's interest in myth and the archaic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContemporary Olson
Subtitle of host publicationN/A
EditorsDavid Herd
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-0-7190-8971-8
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2015


  • Charles Olson
  • Frances Boldereff
  • projective verse
  • Sumerians

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