David Olsen

Poet, Fiction Writer

46 High Street, Flat 4
Kidlington, Oxfordshire OX5 2DN

Author's Bio

Playwright and poet David Olsen is a member of Writers in Oxford, the Poetry Society, Oxford Stanza, Back Room Poets, organizer of Oxford Cafe 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 & Prizes

Fiction

Anthology:
The Face in the Mirror: Telling Tales (Leo Books, 2004)
Journals:
Rockford Review
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Snakeskin

Poetry

Anthologies:
No, Achilles: War Poems (WaterWood Press, 2015)
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Journey Planner & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2014)
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Reaching Out & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2013)
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The Book of Euclid & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2013)
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In Terra Pax & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2012)
,
Jericho & Other Stories & Poems (Cinnamon Press, 2012)
,
Literature of Poverty (World Bank, 1998)
,
The Gulf War: Many Perspectives (Vergin Press, 1992)
,
Homeless Not Helpless (Canterbury Press, 1991)
Books:
Past Imperfect (Cinnamon Press, 2019)
,
Unfolding Origami (Cinnamon Press, 2015)
Chapbooks:
Exit Wounds (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
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Sailing to Atlantis (Finishing Line Press, 2013)
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New World Elegies (Finishing Line Press, 2011)
Journals:
Acumen Literary Journal
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Amelia
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Black Bear Review
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Bloodroot Literary Magazine
, ,
Bogg
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Cicada
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Countryside Tales
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Envoi
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Eve's Legacy
, ,
Larcom Review
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Odessa Poetry Review
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Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction
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Pilgrimage Magazine
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Poetry Nottingham
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Poetry Salzburg Review
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Poetry San Francisco
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Prole
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ROPES
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Scintilla Magazine
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Sunrust
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The Deronda Review
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The French Literary Review
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The Interpreter's House
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The Nail
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The Tomcat
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Touch: The Journal of Healing
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Vermont Literary Review
,
Vol. No.
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Western Journal of Medicine
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

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Berkeley, CA
California
Raised in: 
Pleasant Hill, CA
California
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Last update: May 23, 2019