Causal Mythology. (Signed, Association Copy)

A lecture given at the University of California Poetry Conference in July, 1965, which includes excerpts from The Maximus Poems. Inscribed by Olson to a fellow poet and his wife: “For Vince [Ferrini] and Mary/ my dearest friends/ Charles.”

“Ferrini was a Gloucester poet who was a close friend of Olson’s but also a foil for him, and a character incorporated into one of the Maximus letters. In 1949, after seeing a poem in the magazine Imagi, Charles Olson Paid Ferrini a visit that Olson would later characterize as a ‘fan call’. Ferrini was the catalyst that brought together Olson and poet Robert Creeley. Later Olson addressed his first Maximus Poems as letters to Vincent.” (Ken Lopez, Bookseller)

Description: Causal Mythology. (Signed, Association Copy)

San Francisco: Four Seasons, 1969. 40pp. First edition, first printing in near fine in wrappers. Issued also in publisher’s cloth.


Price: $350.00

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