Calvin Olsen
Poetry, Children’s books, Portugal

Calvin Olsen

I am a poet and translator with work appearing in The Adroit Journal, AGNI, Asymptote, The London Magazine, The Los Angeles Review, and The National Poetry Review, among many other international venues. My translation of Portuguese poet João Luís Barreto Guimarães's collection, Mediterranean, won the 2020 Willow Run Poetry Book Award and was published by Hidden River Press (Philadelphia) in 2023.

When I'm not writing or translating, I can be found teaching English at Ohio State University. I completed my PhD in Communication, Rhetoric, & Digital Media at NC State University last year; and I also hold an MA in English & Comparative Literature from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, where I hit the lottery and studied under Robert Pinsky, David Ferry, and the late Nobel laureate Louise Glück.

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