He was born on December 27, 1910 in Worcester, Massachusetts, near Gloucester, the port would become one of the essential core of their future endeavors as a writer. He studied at the universities of Harvard and Wesleyan. In 1947 the remarkable essay published Call me Ishmael, the first of his books, where you use the Moby Dick by Herman Melville as a framework for many of the ideas, as its novel conception of space that would accompany the rest of his life. From that moment his poems and essays in literary forms tend sculpting constant renewal bridges. Along with Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Beat and New York School poets, his work adds to the rich body of poetry in the United States. The Maximus poems mean the most important business of your life. Among his titles also include Human Universe and Projective Verse. Olson died of cancer on January 10, 1970 in a hospital in New York. In bed, on a visit to his friend Robert Duncan, Olson expected "tips for that eventuality," however, the feeling was that meeting, according to Robert Creeley, was that life had been, without doubt, a great adventure.