John Olson

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Occupation Writer
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction John Olson is the author of Backscatter: New And Selected Poems, from Black Widow Press, Souls Of Wind, a novel about the notorious French poet Arthur Rimbaud in the American West, from Quale Press, and The Nothing That Is, an autobiographical novel from Ravenna Press. Larynx Galaxy, a collection of essays and prose poetry, appeared in June, 2012, from Black Widow Press. The Seeing Machine , a novel about French painter Georges Braque, appeared from Quale Press in fall 2012.
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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