David Olsen's 80-page Unfolding Origami (2015) won the Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award.
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Jan Fortune, publisher of Cinnamon Press, describes this new collection this way:
Adroit and affective, David Olsen’s poetry explores liminal states and identity in a confident, graceful voice. His lucid style and keen observation exhibits depth and precision. Images are delicate and metaphors are controlled; resonant with humanity. There is poignancy here, but never sentimentality; always maintaining the tension of the poetic form. Insightful, affectionate, and always accessible,
this is an accomplished, mature and long awaited full-length debut.
Three chapbooks are in print from US poetry publishers: Sailing to Atlantis (2013), New World Elegies (2011), and Greatest Hits 1983-2000 (2001).
David’s poems have appeared in more than 80 British and American anthologies and literary journals.
Since 2008 he has placed work in Britain’s Acumen,
Envoi, Poetry News, The Interpreter’s House, Orbis,
Frogmore Papers, Prole, London Journal of Fiction, The Journal, Lunar Poetry, Sentinel Literary Quarterly, SAW Poetry, Morphrog, Assent, Poetry Nottingham, Oxford Magazine, Gold Dust, The Stare's Nest, and more than ten anthologies, including those from Cinnamon Press (5), Templar Poetry (2), Belgrave Press, Writing Magazine, and University of London’s Human Rights Consortium.
Since 2012 he has placed work in Vermont Literary Review, Blueline, Bloodroot Literary
Magazine, The Aurorean, Pinyon, Pilgrimage, The Deronda Review, Turtle Island Quarterly,
California State Poetry Society Poetry Letter, Scintilla, Strong Voices, Touch: The Journal of
Healing, Poetry and Business, Cyclamens and Swords, Ash & Bones, Devilfish Review,
Wordgathering, Pyrokinection, and anthologies from Main Street Rag (2), Concrete Wolf,
Mutabilis, WaterWood, Blue Lyra, San Francisco Peace and Hope (2), and Kind of
a Hurricane Press (3) (US); Salzburg Poetry Review (Austria); The French Literary Review
(France); ROPES (Ireland); and an academic anthology from Sense (Netherlands).
Details of publications, prizes, events, and plays appear in the Biography
and other pages accessible via the headings above.