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William Olsen

William Olsen is the author of four poetry collections: Avenue of Vanishing (Northwestern University Press, 2007), Trouble Lights (Northwestern University Press, 2002), Vision of a Storm Cloud (Northwestern University Press, 1996), and The Hand of God and a Few Bright Flowers (University of Illinois Press, 1988). Olsen is the recipient of The Nation/Discovery Award, as well as fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches at Western Michigan University and Vermont College. He lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.