David Olsen

18 Lely Court
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5LT

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

Greatest Hits
(Pudding House Publications, 2001)
, Unfolding Origami
(Cinnamon Press, 2015)
Homeless Not Helpless
(Canterbury Press, 1991)
, In Terra Pax & Other Stories & Poems
(Cinnamon Press, 2012)
, Jericho & Other Stories & Poems
(Cinnamon Press, 2012)
, Journey Planner & Other Stories & Poems
(Cinnamon Press, 2014)
, Literature of Poverty
(World Bank, 1998)
, No, Achilles: War Poems
(WaterWood Press, 2015)
, Reaching Out & Other Stories & Poems
(Cinnamon Press, 2013)
, The Book of Euclid & Other Stories & Poems
(Cinnamon Press, 2013)
, The Face in the Mirror: Telling Tales
(Leo Books, 2004)
, The Gulf War: Many Perspectives
(Vergin Press, 1992)
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
New World Elegies
(Finishing Line Press, 2011)
, Sailing to Atlantis
(Finishing Line Press, 2013)
Prizes Won: 
David Olsen won the Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award and earned recognition in about 50 other competitions for poetry, short fiction, and stage plays

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Last updated: Mar 21, 2015