Sunday, May 21, 2006
a little more Olson Nowness. in the film, Pete Seeger (!) recounts how he met Olson, and how Olson inspired Woody Guthrie (!) to write Bound for Glory. John Malkovich (!) did some readings, no doubt to catch the eye of PBS. someone pointed out that the big Berkeley reading was within 3 days of when Dylan went electric at Newport: times of revolution. Kenneth Irby told me that Grenier brought Zukofsky up to Franconia, alas after I left. I thought it was something that Eigner made the trip. oh, during the open discussion a person spoke up about the Mumia situation. he made a modest attempt to connect Mumia to Olson (political activism) but really seemed more like spam.