Charles Olson

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Charles Olson (December 27, 1910January 10, 1970) was an influential American poet, credited as one of the thinkers who coined the term postmodern.

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  • And all now is war
    Where so lately there was peace,
    and the sweet brotherhood, the use
    of tilled fields.
    • from "The Kingfishers", part I (3), 1950
    • The Collected Poems of Charles Olson, edited by George F. Butterick, University of California Press, 1987, ISBN 0-520-05764-3
  • with what violence benevolence is bought
    what cost in gesture justice brings
    what wrongs domestic rights involve
    what stalks
    this silence
    • from "The Kingfishers", part II, 1950
    • The Collected Poems of Charles Olson, edited by George F. Butterick, University of California Press, 1987, ISBN 0-520-05764-3

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