David Olsen’s third poetry chapbook, Sailing to Atlantis, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press, which also published his New World Elegies (2011). His Greatest Hits 1983-2000 (2001) is among the volumes in the Greatest Hits invitational series of poetry chapbooks published by Pudding House.
David’s poems, plays and stories have earned recognition in more than 50 literary competitions in North America and UK, and his work has appeared in dozens of British and American journals. Since early 2011 his poems have appeared in leading UK outlets, including Acumen, Envoi, Orbis, Assent, The Interpreter’s House, Babel Anthology, SAW Poetry, and competition anthologies from Cinnamon Press and Templar Poetry. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Bloodroot and Earthborne in the US.
In 1990 David became the fourth recipient (in 11 years) of the Daly City Arts Commission trophy for excellence in poetry. A member of the Dramatists Guild, the Poetry Society, Oxford Stanza, Back Room Poets, Jericho Poets, and Oxford Playwrights, David is listed in The International Who’s Who in Poetry, and as a poet and fiction writer in The Directory of Writers. He holds an MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.