Michael Hessel-Mial

charles olson: everybody can be scholars, thank god for jim benz   1. charles olson’s poem, “Maximus to Gloucester, letter 27 [withheld]” is so far the first and only poem that i’ve truly memorized by heart. i’ve got a few other things here and there, but this one if you called me i could recite it over the phone. i love it. i wanted to memorize it because i was told by a teacher, in my first semester of graduate school, “if you want to really understand something, memorize it.” in the process i learned that when you memorize a“Michael Hessel-Mial”

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