Christina Olson is the author of Terminal Human Velocity (Stillhouse Press, 2017); the poetry collection Before I Came
Home Naked (Spire Press, 2010); the poetry chapbook Weird Science (Paper Nautilus Press, 2016); and Rook & The M.E., a chapbook of narrative flash prose loosely based on the television show Law & Order (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2015).
Poetry and prose has appeared in Anti-, The Atlantic, Arts & Letters,
Atticus Review, Barn Owl Review, Birdfeast, Black Warrior Review, Blue Earth Review, Brevity,
Broadsided Press, Camroc Press Review, Commons Magazine, Cream City Review, CutBank, The Dirty
Napkin, Eclipse, Elsewhere, The Fiddleback, Flyway, Folio, Gargoyle, Gastronomica, Gulf Coast,
H-ngm-n, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Heavy Feather Review, Hobart, Juked, The Ledge, Linebreak,
Mid-American Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Nassau Review, The Nervous Breakdown, New Madrid, Nimrod, The
Normal School, North Chicago Review, Quarterly West, Paper Darts, Passages North, Puerto del Sol, Red Rock Review, RHINO,
River Styx, Salamander, Sou’wester, Spoon River Poetry Review, The Southern Review,
Sundog Lit, Virginia Quarterly Review, Wake: Great Lakes Thought and Culture, Water-Stone
Review, and Willow Springs.
Her writing appears in the anthologies The Best Creative Nonfiction Volume Three, American Creative Writers on Class, Writing That Risks, and 99 Poems for the 99 Percent. Her poems "Lost" and "To the Stars, Through Difficulties," have been featured on Verse Daily. Gerald
Stern chose her as the winner of The Dirty
Napkin’s Poetry Prize, and she has been awarded
full fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and Willapa Bay AiR.
She is an assistant professor
of creative writing at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro,
Georgia, and yes, she has heard the Allman Brothers song. But she likes
the Blind Willie McTell original better.