Published by Cinnamon Press
Skillful and affective, David Olsen’s poetry explores liminal states and identity in a confident, graceful voice. His lucid style and keen observation exhibits depth and precision. Images are delicate and metaphors are controlled; resonant with humanity.
There is poignancy here, but never sentimentality; always maintaining the tension of the poetic form. Insightful, affectionate, and always accessible, this is an accomplished, mature and long awaited full-length debut.
David Olsen, winner of the 2013 Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award and a professionally produced playwright, was formerly an energy economist, management consultant, and newspaper essayist. His poetry chapbooks include Sailing to Atlantis (2013), New World Elegies (2011), and Greatest Hits (2001). His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the US and UK.