William Olsen

William Olsen is the author of six poetry collections: TechnoRage (Northwestern University Press, 2017); Sand Theory (Northwestern University Press, 2011); 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 has taught at Western Michigan University and Vermont College.