The Materials

The title for this section of the website was chosen to echo both a crucial phrase from Zukofsky’s ‘Objectivist’ program (“The materials of poetry”) and the title of the 1962 collection which marked George Oppen’s return to poetry after a silence spanning more than two decades. In this section, you’ll find a variety of rich media (audio, video, photographs, correspondence) as well as items of personal and biographical significance, as well as more information about scholarly collections of materials for the various “Objectivist” poets.