Calvin Olsen


Chapel Hill, NC

Author's Bio

Calvin Olsen holds an MFA from Boston University, where he received a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship to locate and translate the work of the late Mozambican poet, Alberto de Lacerda. He also translates the work of Portuguese poet, João Luís Barreto Guimarães, whose two most recent collections won the Antonio Ramos Award for Poetry and the Livraria Bertrand Book of the Year award. Calvin’s poetry and translations have most recently appeared in AGNI, Asymptote, Tampa Review, Notre Dame Review, The London Magazine, and The Chattahoochee Review, among others. An Idaho native, Calvin now lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and serves as poetry editor of The Carolina Quarterly. He is seven years into his seventeen-year pet project, a daily blog called Ten Thousand Haiku—it and his other work can be found at

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Last update: May 23, 2019