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David Olsen

Author's Bio

Playwright and poet David Olsen is a member of Writers in Oxford, the Dramatists Guild, Oxford Playwrights, the Poetry Society, Oxford Stanza, Back Room Poets, and co-founder of White Horse Poets. A holder of a BA in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in creative writing from San Francisco State University, David has lived in Oxford since 2002. He was formerly an energy economist, management consultant, newspaper essayist, and performing arts critic.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Unfolding Origami (Cinnamon Press, 2015), Greatest Hits (Pudding House Publications, 2001)
Chapbooks:
Sailing to Atlantis (Finishing Line Press, 2013), New World Elegies (Finishing Line Press, 2011)
Anthologies:
No, Achilles: War Poems (WaterWood Press, 2015), Journey Planner & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2014), Reaching Out & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2013), The Book of Euclid & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2013), In Terra Pax & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2012), Jericho & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2012), The Face in the Mirror: Telling Tales (Leo Books, 2004), Literature of Poverty (World Bank, 1998), The Gulf War: Many Perspectives (Vergin Press, 1992), Homeless Not Helpless (Canterbury Press, 1991)
Journals:
Acumen Literary Journal, Amelia, Black Bear Review, Bloodroot Literary Magazine, Blueline, Bogg, Cicada, Countryside Tales, Envoi, Eve's Legacy, Larcom Review, Odessa Poetry Review, Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction, Oxford Magazine, Pegasus, Pilgrimage Magazine, Pinyon, Poetry Nottingham, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry San Francisco, Prole, Rockford Review, ROPES, Scintilla Magazine, Snakeskin, Sunrust, The Aurorean, The Deronda Review, The French Literary Review, The Interpreter's House, The Journal, The Nail, The Tomcat, Touch: The Journal of Healing, Vermont Literary Review, Vol. No., Western Journal of Medicine
Prizes:
David Olsen won the Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award and earned recognition in about 50 other competitions for poetry, short fiction, and stage plays

David Olsen Resume

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Listing last updated: March 21, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Adults
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Berkeley, CA
Raised in:
Pleasant Hill, CA

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