Jeni Olin

Jeni Olin was born in Houston and received both her BA and MFA from Naropa University. She published her first book of poetry, A Valentine to Frank O’Hara (Erudite Fangs / Smokeproof Press) in 1999. Her first full-length poetry collection, Blue Collar Holiday, was published by Hanging Loose Press in 2005, illustrated by artist Larry Rivers, and included A Valentine to Frank O’Hara. Olin’s most recent publications are the full-length collection Hold Tight: The Truck Darling Poems (Hanging Loose Press, 2010) and a chapbook of sonnets about antidepressants titled The Pill Book (Faux Press, 2008). 

Olin lives in Manhattan, New York.