Dean Olson

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Former Faculty, The Evergreen State College
PhD, University of Washington, 1968


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Dean Olson has published eight poetry collections. He taught at universities in Hong Kong, Alaska, and Canada, and is emeritus faculty of the Evergreen State College, where he led seminars in economics, cultural studies and maritime history. He has sailed the Galapagos Islands, the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Alaska, and spent months with students on the Salish Sea. He lives in Olympia, Washington near his children and grandchildren. His poems can be found in Cascade #2, Prairie Schooner, Minotaur, Rattle, Atlanta Review, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, vox poetica, unbound CONTENT, and elsewhere. Crossing, a collection of his poems will be published by Fithian Press in November 2012.

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Crossing, Fithian Press, 2012 (upcoming)