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Charles Olson Documentary Screening

Please join us on Friday, April 6th, 3-4:45 pm at the Beinecke Library (rooms 38-39) for a film screening of a new documentary about poet Charles Olson: "Polis is This: Charles Olson and the Persistence of Place." The director, Henry Ferrini, will be in attendance and available for a brief Q&A after the film. More information about the film is available on line: Polis is This.

This screening is jointly sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature and the Whitney Humanities Center Working Group in Contemporary Poetry.

Information about Charles Olson and his work can be found at the following web sites:


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