John Olson

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Occupation Writer
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction John Olson is the author of numerous books of poetry and (chiefly) prose poetry, including Dada Budapest, Larynx Galaxy, and Backscatter: New And Selected Poems. He is also the author of four novels, including In Advance of the Broken Justy, The Seeing Machine, The Nothing That Is, and Souls Of Wind.
Interests Poetry, philosophy, cats, dogs, music, outer space.
Favorite Movies Wings Of Desire, As Good As It Gets, About Schmidt, Sideways, Heat, Fargo, Raising Arizona, Braveheart, Michael Clayton, Unforgiven.
Favorite Music Highway 61 Revisited, by Bob Dylan. Blonde On Blonde, by Bob Dylan. Surfer Rosa, by The Pixies. The Velvet Underground And Nico. Aftermath, by The Rolling Stones.
Favorite Books À la recherche du temps perdu, by Marcel Proust. On The Road, by Jack Kerouac. Tarantula, by Bob Dylan. Selected Letters of John Keats. All of Shakespeare. Moby Dick, by Herman Melville. The Fall Of The House Of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe. De l'inconvénient d'être né, by Cioran. La poétique de l'espace, by Gaston Bachelard.

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