Sunday, January 20, 2008

Being Charles Olson

When I read the Maximus Poems, I've often imagined them as lyrics being growled over a sorta nu-metal grungy rock. Finally. Don't get me wrong; I am really excited to see this movie whenever I get the chance, especially for the footage of Olson. But the real question is where can I get the soundtrack?

Lemme also ask this: if you could make a biopic of any 20th century poet, who would you film? I've thought for a while that I'd really like to write a script about James Merrill's life around the Ouija board. And someone needs to film Clare's "Journey out of Essex" and make the saddest film ever.