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This review is from: The Maximus Poems (Paperback)
Olson's "Maximus" is not for everyone. However, for those brave souls who read poetry, it will prove to be an unforgettable experience. "Maximus" is one of the most expansive American long poems. In its scope, it rivals both "The Cantos" and "A". For those used to the polished verse inhereted from Europe, the journey through "Maximus" will be disorienting at first. But for those readers that are willing to take the leap, "Maximus" will prove to be a rewarding experience that will open new ways of reading and thinking. I suggest you buy it today and spend a few years traveling with Olson and Maximus of Tyre.